STAR: A Program for Excellence at ESU

(Students in Transition to Academic Realization)

The STAR Program at ESU provides comprehensive support services to incoming freshmen. The mission of the STAR Program is to assist in the academic transition for students with targeted intervention through academic, social, and personal counseling and advising, career exploration, tutoring and program activities that enhance their academic potential for persistence and graduation from East Stroudsburg University. The STAR Program provides access to a variety of academic resources that have been shown to assist students in achieving academic success and graduation from college.

These specialized services include:

  • Mentoring - Regular access to a trained peer mentor who can provide assistance with basic college survival skills, adjusting to college life, advice on studying and balancing academic and extra-curricular activities, and assistance in developing academic and career goals.
  • Tutoring - Priority access to peer tutoring services and drop-in tutoring labs that reinforce effective study skills and classroom learning that are strongly linked to academic success.
  • Advising - Regular contact with an academic professional who can provide assistance with academic, social, career, and personal issues, course selection, study skills and provide with referrals to campus resources.
  • Academic Coaching - Regular contact with an Academic Success Coach that aims to heighten student awareness of what it takes to achieve academic success and anchor new strategies, supportive relationships and personal accountability.
  • Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society - The Epsilon Chapter of Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society was chartered on campus in 1993 to recognize the academic achievements of students who have demonstrated outstanding academic progress.

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The Department of Academic Enrichment and Learning (DAEL) provides the diverse student population of ESU with support, opportunities and academic programs to enhance engagement; to support transition to the university; to encourage life-long learning; and to foster academic achievement and degree completion.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Rosenkrans East
(570) 422-3164
(570) 422-3898 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Assistant Professor/Department Chair
Kelly L. McKenzie
(570) 422-3741