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STAR Scholars Program

The Psychology STAR Scholars Program(Students Tackling Advanced Research) is an important educational outreach initiative designed to facilitate underrepresented students’ involvement in research and help understand why research is important in a greater context, ensure equal opportunities for students and continue to break down barriers and ensure success for all students.

The program seeks to:

  • Prepare students to be researchers
  • Provide structured mentoring
  • Increase the number of students conducting advanced research
  • Academically support an inclusive community of students

Additionally, STAR participants are committed to the following:

Diversity

We commit to increasing diversity, which is expressed in myriad forms, including race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origin, religious commitments, age, (dis)ability status and political perspective.

Equity

We commit to increasing diversity, which is expressed in myriad forms, including race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, culture, national origin, religious commitments, age, (dis)ability status and political perspective.

Inclusion

We commit to pursuing deliberate efforts to ensure that our campus is a place where differences are welcomed, different perspectives are respectfully heard and where every individual feels a sense of belonging and inclusion. We know that by building a critical mass of diverse groups on campus and creating a vibrant climate of inclusiveness, we can more effectively leverage the resources of diversity to advance our collective capabilities.

Ready to get involved? Check out our Fall Seminar Series (open to all students) and our Winter Workshop & Mentoring Program (by application).