The programs below highlight just a few of the resources on campus that focus on underrepresented students at the university. For a more complete list of student resources, check out: http://www.arizona.edu/diversity/get-academic-support
B.L.A.C.K.Click or enter to reveal information below
Building Leaders and Creating Knowledge is a residential program for Frosh that incorporates Black/African American/African cultural knowledge and experiences with academic support in a living community. Currently, students are housed on the 1st floor of Yavapai dorm. Students in B.L.A.C.K. can expect to make new friends and be guided towards success in their first year on campus!
Faculty Fellow ProgramClick or enter to reveal information below
The AASA Internship ProgramClick or enter to reveal information below
The AASA Internship provides hands-on experience with community building, facilitating workshops, and giving presentations that advance knowledge of social justice and issues relevant to the Black community. This internship course will require students to attend a series of workshops and training that explore issues related to identity, equity, and how to facilitate discussions on difficult topics and maintain dialogue across social groups. In addition, interns will plan and coordinate annual community events such as the Fall Open House, the annual Leadership Retreat, Black History Month celebration, and the Black Baccalaureate. To learn more about the internship program, contact AASA at (520)621-3419 or email KC Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sista ChatClick or enter to reveal information below
SistaChat serves as an inaugural program at The University of Arizona (UA) designed to help retain and graduate women of color on campus at the University of Arizona through academic support, professional and leadership development, and community building. This also program offers a platform to address the ways in which women of color in particular, are affected by cis/hetero-patriarchy and how systems of oppression continue to show up in these communities. Through community building and conversations, SistaChat will actively seek ways to actively disrupt and ultimately dismantle these systems.
MOCA (Men of Color at UA)Click or enter to reveal information below
Come enjoy wings and things at this initiative which is designed to help retain and graduate men of color on campus at the University of Arizona through academic support, professional and leadership development, and community building. The other hope is that this program offers a platform to address the ways in which toxic masculinity and cis/hetero-patriarchy continue to show up in these communities and ways to actively disrupt and ultimately dismantle these systems. MOCA meets on Tuesdays at 730 at AASA!
New StartClick or enter to reveal information below
TRIOClick or enter to reveal information below
Graduate College Diversity ProgramsClick or enter to reveal information below
Ronald E. McNair Achievement ProgramClick or enter to reveal information below
The Ronald E. McNair Achievement Program is a graduate school preparation program for University of Arizona undergraduates. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the program provides low-income, first generation, and underrepresented students with opportunities and activities to excel in their undergraduate studies and assistance in admission into doctoral programs.
Minority Health Disparities and Research OpportunitiesClick or enter to reveal information below
Identifies outstanding under-represented students admitted to one of UA’s 16 Ph.D. biomedical programs to receive the National Institute of Health (NIH) Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity Graduate Study Awards. They also identify rising juniors and seniors for the Minority Health Disparities Summer Research Opportunities Program (MHD/SROP), a paid research experience focusing on issues that affect minority communities in a disproportionate manner. Provisions include 6 units of upper-division credit (tuition paid), $4,000 summer stipend, paid travel, and UA resident hall housing available for non-UA students.
Prodigy (formerly MERITS)Click or enter to reveal information below
Prodigy helps freshmen deal with the new expectations, challenges and unexpected bumps of college in a fun and welcoming atmosphere with staff and students who care about student success at the UA. They are a free, goal-driven program open to any incoming UA freshman. Students meet with trained Peer Advisors one-on-one, twice a month to discuss academic concerns, success strategies and life. Prodigy Peer Advisors empower students to have a fun and successful freshmen year.
Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)Click or enter to reveal information below
Assists undergraduates from underrepresented populations in biomedical research and are interested in obtaining a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D in that field. Provisions include summer and academic year stipends, tuition support, health insurance, travel assistance, and preparation for graduate school through academic class.