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The Student Success Center houses three important programs within the Diversity and College Access Department:

Noel Compass Scholar Program

The Noel Compass Scholarship (NCS) is a privately funded scholarship established to encourage and reward academic achievement, leadership, and citizenship for students of color from Wisconsin high schools attending UW-Stevens Point (UWSP).

Fostering Success Program

GUIDANCE-ADVOCACY-RESOURCES

The Fostering Success Program is designed to provide support for students who have previously experienced out-of-home placement. This includes experience with foster care, kinship care, legal guardianship, group home placement, homelessness, ward of the court, or being an orphan. Students in this program are eligible to attend our LEAD Summer Bridge Program before the their first year at UW-Stevens Point and will have access to special academic year programming.

Fostering Success Academic Year Programming

  1. One-Week Transition Program Experience: Participants get to move in one week early into their residence hall and participate in the program, resources, and events designed to help them transition from high school to college.
  2. Peer Mentor: Each student will be matched with an undergraduate peer mentor, who is a sophomore-senior level. They will meet their peer mentor during the one-week transition program prior to fall semester and continue throughout their first-year experience.
  3. Diversity and College Access (DCA) Success Coach: Participants will also be assigned to one of the student services coordinators serving as their success coach. The DCA success coach will connect these students to on- and off campus resources to support them transition to campus and providing them the resources for their personal, academic, and professional development.
  4. Social and Community Engagement: Monthly social and engagement activities throughout the academic year.
  5. Student engagement: In addition, DCA also has centers for student engagement activities, which include the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC), Native American Center (NAC), Queer Resource Center (QRC), and the Success Center. The centers also offer educational, social, and community engagement programs/events throughout the academic year.
  6. Participant Cost: FREE!

What Does Fostering Success Provide?

Grants & Scholarships, Food Pantry/College Supply Closet, Emergency Funding, Success Coaching, Connection to Leadership Opportunities, Supporting/Caring Community, Academic Tutoring, Welcome Baskets, Monthly Dinners

LEADERSHIP, EMPOWERMENT AND DISCOVERY (LEAD)

Summer Bridge and First-Year Experience

LEAD is a summer bridge program that is focused on increasing first-year undergraduate students’ sense of belonging at UWSP. The program is aimed at providing a supportive community that promotes student success by getting first-year undergraduate students ahead and ready to start their college careers. It focusses on campus resources, transitioning into college, student success skills, social and enrichment activities, and the development of future campus leaders.