Act 101 Program

Students identified as eligible for Act 101 support receive the Department of Developmental Studies' complete freshman program.

The Act 101 Program, created as a result of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Equal Opportunity Act 101 in 1971 by the legislature of the commonwealth, focuses on servicing IUP students in order to make the ideal of equal educational opportunity a reality for all qualified students.

What is the Act 101 Program?

The Pennsylvania State System's Act 101 program is a state-funded program which allocates funds to Pennsylvania schools that operate an Act 101 program at their institution. Schools use these funds to provide services to educationally and economically disadvantaged students to assist them so they can successfully complete postsecondary study.

Why should I participate in the Act 101 Program?

Students who participate in first-year college programs, like IUP's Act 101 Program, typically experience higher levels of academic success, satisfaction, and graduation.

What is the cost to participate in the Act 101 Program?

There is no added cost for you to participate in the Act 101 program.

Faculty and staff of IUP's Act 101 Program look forward to working with you to help you make a successful transition to college.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Dr. Amber Racchini
Associate Professor, Department of Undergraduate Studies and Student Success
Director, Act 101 Program
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
B-18 Stabley Library