STARS (Students Taking A Risk for Success)
STARS is a student success project designed to help students succeed, especially students who have been identified as at-risk. The project offers services that will enable students to improve their grades, assist them in choosing a career, teach them to juggle classes and other responsibilities, and help prepare them for life after college.
Mission Statement: STARS is a student retention/success based project, responding to the needs of McMurry University students. It promotes academic and personal development leading to improvements in the students' quality of life.
To accomplish this mission, the project offers a course designed to assist students in the acquisition of skills and attitudes necessary for success in the university setting, and provides intrusive and comprehensive counseling, academic advising and mentoring. In addition, extensive student support services, workshops, and a variety of activities are offered.
Program Objectives: The objectives of the program are to:
1. improve students' overall attitude regarding their academic career; 2. improve students' grade point average (GPA); 3. provide students with the support mechanism to enhance their academic and personal development; and 4. provide students with the required assistance and support they need to achieve their academic objectives and goals.