History and Funding
The Academic Advancement Center (A Student Support Services Program) has served over 6,500 students on the CSU campus since its arrival on campus in 1978. The Center is funded by a primary grant from the U.S. Department Education, with additional funds for operations, tutoring, and for direct grants to students from the University. A grant from FirstBank Community Fund of Colorado also allows for enrichment of programs.
As one of the 946 federally-funded
Student Support Services programs in the nation, our mission is to help low-income, first-generation college students, foster youth, and students with disabilities to stay in college until they earn their baccalaureate degrees.
SPRING 14 UPDATES
Have you joined our Facebook group (link below) to stay up to date with reminders and events? You should....
Lunch with a Career Counselor - March 26 and April 17
March 26 - 12:00 - 2:00pm in the AAC Conference Room
April 17 - 11:00am - 1:00pm in Gibbons 101 - Dean's conference room
Bring in your lunch and stop by to chat with Kara Johnson, Assistant Director at the CSU Career Center! This is a great opportunity to get your career questions answered, especially if you need help securing a summer job or internship. Snacks will be provided! Contact Jill with questions.
For CSU Campus Partners: Use this Campus Referral Form for referring a student to the Academic Advancement Center.
AAC Group Navigator Position Available for Fall 14
Want to help freshmen or new transfer students at AAC next year?
AAC is looking for volunteer Group Navigators to working with small groups of either freshmen or new transfer AAC students throughout fall semester. These groups will meet for an hour a week to ease the transition to CSU, familiarize students with campus resources, encourage campus involvement, develop academic strategies, and build supportive relationships among AAC students.
Navigators must be AAC students, have completed 2 semesters at CSU, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and commit to volunteer 2-3 hours per week.
This is a great opportunity to build leadership and communication skills and make a difference for new AAC students.
Read the full job description and submit your application by March 28th.
Applications can be emailed to email@example.com or may be submitted in person to the front desk at the Academic Advancement Center. Application interest and submission should be directed to Bess Moodie in the Academic Advancement Center. Apply today!
First Generation College Student Stories..... watch stories and make your own!
Follow this link http://www.imfirst.org/landing/ to go to the I'm First Website (Center for Student Opportunity) which has stories of First Generation College Students..... including what they have learned about academic success and being the first person in their family to graduate from college.
You can create your own story on the website too!
Find the AAC on Facebook!
Did you know the AAC has a Facebook group? We do and we want you to join it! Our Facebook page is great way to find out what's going on in the AAC (workshops, programs, etc.), as well as a great place to get important CSU reminders and connect with other AAC participants.
In addition to the professional staff members, AAC employs approximately 40 student and part-time hourly staff members each year. If you are interested in tutoring at the Center, or a work study position, read the information on our employment page