Collegiate Academic Support Program (CASP)

CASP promotes the academic and personal growth of traditionally underrepresented and underserved students by providing purposeful and holistic services within an environment that celebrates diversity, inclusiveness and community.

CASP is available to all students and provides:

  • an early awareness that a college degree is possible
  • a support system to maintain motivation for college, academic achievement, and personal standards for success during college years
  • referrals to one-on-one and small group instruction in writing, mathematics and science
  • life skills and academic coaching
  • assistance in locating community resources for basic need

Support Resources

Students who enroll in CASP are required to utilize academic support resources on campus, including:

  • Center for Academic Engagement
    In the Center for Academic Engagement, students have access to academic coaches, computer work stations and peer mentors. The center also offers brief "Engage-N-Go" workshops to help students build and strengthen study skills.
  • Learning Centers
    The Learning Centers (Learning Assistance Center, Writing and Research Center and Computer Learning Center) offer a variety of academic support services, including tutoring and assistance with study skills, writing, research and computers.
  • Academic Advising
    Dedicated academic advisors assist GAP program participants with course selection, understanding graduation requirements, problem solving and resource referral.

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Danielle C. in the Collegiate Academic Support Program office
“CASP gave me everything I needed to succeed and a chance to help others. I made some really great friends.”

Get in Touch

Center for Academic Engagement
Siek Campus Center, Room 230
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer 2023 Hours (May 22 - July 28): Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday, Closed