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Asian Pacific American Student Success (APASS) aims to provide a full range of academic support services, counseling and cultural activities to promote success for Asian American and Pacific Islander students in college and career readiness at California State University, East Bay. The program's services include academic support to increase successful outcomes, foster personal development, enhance social networking, and to create paths for students to reach graduation and realize their career goals. Additionally the project will collect AAPI disaggregated (individual) data to provide a greater understanding of this unique student population.
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides advising for California students with economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. EOP serves qualifying students who have a history of low income, need academic support services, and demonstrate the potential to succeed at Cal State East Bay.
The EXCEL Program (Student Support Services Program) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The program provides a variety of educational services for Cal State East Bay undergraduates who have a demonstrated academic need and are low-income, first-generation college or disabled. The major goals of the program are to increase the retention and graduation rates of program participants and to create a supportive environment that encourages academic success.
GANAS (Gaining Access ‘N Academic Success) is an innovative access and retention program that aims to smooth the transition process for community college transfer students and increase the baccalaureate degree attainment of program participants. Students engage in a one-year cohort experience paired with intensive counseling and mentoring. GANAS provides a supportive environment that focuses on Latina/o and multicultural content.
The Renaissance Scholars Program provides a variety of educational and support services for former foster youth attending Cal State East Bay. The major goals of the program are to increase educational opportunities for former foster youth; improve the retention and graduation rates of program participants; and to create a supportive environment that encourages academic success.
The Sankofa Scholars Program is an innovative access and retention program that aims to smooth the process of transition for community college transfer students to Cal State East Bay and increase the baccalaureate degree attainment of program participants. Sankofa supports its students and addresses the challenges they face as they enter CSUEB. Sankofa enables students to integrate their home identities with their school identity by creating a sense of community within the cohort. Sankofa is open to all students. It provides a supportive learning environment that focuses on African American and multicultural content.
The Student Transition and Retention (STAR) Program is designed to support EOP exception admit students (who participated in Summer Bridge) throughout the year to increase their retention rates. Students attend weekly workshops, tutoring, scheduled events, and are assigned a peer mentor and provided with additional resources to succeed.
Summer Bridge is a non-residential four-week academic program designed to assist a select group of newly admitted Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) freshmen with their transition from high school to college. During Summer Bridge students will learn academic skills necessary to succeed at Cal State East Bay. Additionally, students will meet dedicated faculty, staff and EOP students that challenge them to grow academically and personally.

Veteran Students Services Program provides wraparound student support services to all Cal State East Bay veteran students. Program services are organized around two key services:

  1. One-on-one holistic academic counseling that includes academic advisement, career & goal planning, scholarship guidance, graduate school advising, guidance on balancing academic and personal life; and
  2. Processing educational benefits and benefits coaching - guidance on the effective use of VA benefits and/or other resources to achieve education and career goals.

Additionally, the program offers peer mentoring, referrals to other departments and external agencies and opportunities for networking and building a community of veteran students. Veteran Students Services works closely with the Veteran Student Organization (VSO) to promote the needs of veteran students in the university community.

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