Numerous studies establish that easy-to-access, peer-focused, highly personalized advising is crucial to student retention, progress, and graduation, particularly for the many first-generation students, who account for more than 66% of incoming students at SF State. Currently, only half of SF State’s entering first-year students will successfully complete their degrees.
To address and correct this urgent issue, the Student Advising and Learning Center will feature both one-on-one and group advising to respond to drop-in advising questions and refer students to other resources. It will also fold in student learning support by including and expanding SF State’s highly successful peer tutoring services, which increase students’ achievement and confidence in core academic areas like math and writing. The new center will have a historic and measurable impact on student success as we expect to increase the degree achievement rate by 10 points by 2025.
The goal for the Center is $4,000,000.
UEAP Funding Initiatives
Institute for Civic & Community Engagement
Through innovative courses, experiential learning, and political engagement, we partner University students with diverse communities.
Metro College Success Program
The Metro Program supports first-generation, low-income, and/or historically underrepresented students in their success at the University.