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About STARS

(Photo: 2011-2012 STARS Mentors with Mrs. Irene Phelps of The Siragusa Foundation)

Since 1986, the Students Together Are Reaching Success (STARS) program has supported the retention and success of Loyola students. The program connects first-year students, particularly students of color and first-generation college students, with successful upper-class students for individual and group mentoring. Mentors provide mentees with guidance and advice throughout the first year of college, and assist with their transition to campus life. In addition, mentees participate in academic, social, cultural, and leadership activities designed to support and facilitate their success at Loyola.

The STARS program is funded with generous sponsorship from the Siragusa Foundation, a local family foundation committed to supporting Chicago-area organizations that focus on arts and culture, education, the environment, health, or human services.

Program Vision
All first-year students at Loyola University Chicago will successfully transition into and persist through their first year of college, as well as be adequately prepared – academically, socially, and personally—to complete the remainder of their college experience at Loyola.

Program Mission
To provide students of color and first-generation students in their first year of college with the support and resources to successfully adapt to the academic, co-curricular, personal, and social rigors of college, as well as the knowledge and skills necessary to persist into their second year.

For more information, please contact Joseph Saucedo at jsaucedo4@luc.edu.

Loyola

Centennial Forum Student Center
1125 Loyola Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: 773.508.3909

Water Tower Campus Student Center
26 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.6642

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