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  • To help increase students’ chance of college success
  • To help ease college transition issues
  • To offer a comprehensive array of academic, cultural, social, and personal support services
  • To target entering African American and Hispanic freshmen, BOG scholars, and transfer students from the IUP at Punxsutawney campus
  • To utilize a holistic approach, focusing on students’ own unique cultural background and learning styles


  • Academic support services, to include but not limited to academic monitoring
  • Personal caseload advisor 
  • Peer outreach mentor 
  • Study groups
  • Tutoring
  • College survival/empowerment workshops
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • Mid-term progress reports for all subject areas despite grade being achieved
  • Curriculum databank consisting of course syllabi and sample exams for studying
  • Personal assistance as needed
  • Personal interactions with faculty members and administrators
  • Gain a sense of community and smallness in an island of bigness
  • An accompanying network of achieving friends and study buddies

Expected Outcomes

  • Enhanced self-concept, self-esteem, and motivation
  • Enhanced academic performance, retention, and graduation rates
  • Formalize a Circle of Scholars, Learners, and Hall of Fame inductees
  • African American Cultural Center
  • Susan S. Delaney Hall, Suite B25
    920 Grant Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2455
  • Fax: 724-357-6196
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.