GradSTAR is an Office of African-American Affairs (OAAA) initiative to support African-American students’ academic excellence and to promote personal growth and involvement in all University activities and programs.
GradSTAR empowers African-American students to create opportunities to gain knowledge and skills to succeed in a global society.
GradSTAR prepares students for:
· Research experiences
· Civic engagement & service projects
· Clinical & career exposure (esp. for students in pre-professional areas of study)
· Cultural enrichment opportunities (including Study Abroad)
It also helps students to access University resources including:
· UVa Library and Media Centers
· University Career Center
· UVa Writing Center
· Center for Undergraduate Excellence (CUE)
Tips for Success:
Schedule an appointment with your Association Dean or academic advisor & visit the OAAA office each semester before classes begin.
Use a planner to organize your academics and activities.
Develop a strong work ethic:
· Practice good study habits
· Go to professor/TA office hours
· Form positive relationships with classmates
· Attend Raising-the-Bar
Balance your UVa Experience
· Choose extra-curricular activities wisely
· Seek support from OAAA Deans & Peer Advisors