The STAR program is a new initiative at ESU that was developed to provide comprehensive academic support services to incoming first year students.
The mission of the STAR Program is to assist in the academic transition for students with targeted intervention through academic, social, and personal counseling and advising, career exploration, tutoring and program activities that enhance their academic potential for persistence and graduation from East Stroudsburg University.
The STAR program provides access to a variety of services that have been shown to assist students in achieving academic success and graduation from college.
These specialized services include:
- Mentoring – regular access to a trained peer mentor who can provide assistance with basic college survival skills, adjusting to college life, advice on studying and balancing academic and extra-curricular activities, and assistance in developing academic and career goals
- Tutoring – priority access to peer and professional tutoring services and Supplemental Instruction that reinforce effective study skills and classroom learning and are strongly linked to academic success
- Counseling / Advising – regular contact with an academic counselor who can provide assistance with academic, social, career, and personal issues, course selection, study skills, and provide referrals to campus resources
- Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society - the Epsilon Chapter of Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society was chartered on campus in 1993 to recognize the academic achievements of students who have demonstrated outstanding academic progress.