CUNY provides initiatives to increase, encourage and support the inclusion and educational success of under-represented groups in higher education. Student Affairs programming includes the Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK program, College Discovery, the CUNY Black Male Initiative and the Single Stop Community College initiative.
Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) assists students in earning associate degrees within three years by providing a range of financial, academic, and personal supports including comprehensive and personalized advisement, career counseling, tutoring, tuition waivers, MTA MetroCards, and additional financial assistance to defray the cost of textbooks. ASAP also offers special class scheduling options to ensure that ASAP students get the classes they need, are in classes with other ASAP students, and attend classes in convenient blocks of time to accommodate their work schedules. As students approach graduation, they receive special supports to help them transfer to 4-year colleges or transition into the workforce, depending on their goals. >>
The Black Male Initiative aims to increase, encourage, and support the inclusion and educational success of under-represented groups in higher education, in particular black males. All programs and activities of the Black Male Initiative are open to all academically eligible students, faculty and staff, without regard to race, gender, national origin, or other characteristics >>
The CUNY Foster Care Collaborative (CFCC) strives to help students with experience in the foster care system graduate. We do this by connecting our students with all available resources, services, and supports that New York City and CUNY have to offer. The CFCC is a partnership between CUNY, the Administration for Children’s Services, and leading non-profit organizations across New York City. >>
CUNY Start provides intensive preparation in academic reading/writing, math, and “college success” to students admitted to CUNY whose scores on the CUNY Assessment Tests in reading, writing and math indicate that they are in need of significant remediation. Those who enroll in the program temporarily delay starting degree program studies to participate in an intensive 15 to 18-week program. Students pay only $75 to participate in the program and fully preserve their financial aid for their credit course work. Past students have shown significant skill gains when they re-test, with many students bypassing required remedial coursework entirely. >>
SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) and CD (College Discovery) are the two City University higher education opportunity programs, designed to assist high potential, low income students who otherwise might not be able to pursue a college degree because they are not academically well prepared for college level. >>
The Single Stop Community College Initiative provides comprehensive social, legal and financial services to students at CUNY's six community College - all free to the student. >>