About the Department

STARS is a selective program offering Freshmen a variety of enhanced academic support services to help ensure success at UIS. Students are invited into the STARS program to receive individualized attention through regular appointments with academic advisors, peer mentors and first experience instructors. STARS students will be enrolled in a unique section of UNI 101, College for first year students, specifically tailored to meet their individual academic needs. Finally, STARS students benefit from a living-learning community, housed together where they can experience a strong sense of community with other STARS students and learn to maximize the resources available through the program.