Bronco STAR

Bronco STAR is a program at Fayetteville State that works toward increasing access and decreasing barriers to a college degree for students who learn differently. The Bronco STAR project works in several ways:

For Students Students who have learning differences, and do not learn the traditional way may benefit from our package of services. Bronco STAR participants have regular meetings with an Academic Success Coach, one-on-one tutoring, dedicated study space in the Bronco STAR HUB, access to assistive technology, and the ability to learn from one another to meet school and life goals.

How to apply: Students in the Bronco STAR program must be admitted to FSU through the regular admissions process.

Once you are an enrolled Bronco, we will meet with you to find out whether our services will be of benefit to our learning differences related to Executive Functioning Challenges, Attention Deficit Disorder, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Because we do not require a diagnosis, we look for evidence and patterns in multiple overlapping ways. We will look at the following:

  • Referral from an advisor, parent, instructor, or another person who has seen you engage with your education over time
  • Evidence of struggle in academic pursuits (early alerts, GPA, progression, etc.)
  • Your answers to a self-assessment questionnaire
  • Interview with STAR staff
  • To apply to the program, please visit our office at 202 in the Helen T. Chick building or give us a call at 910-672-1506

For Faculty & Staff STAR Champions are our partners in the effort to increase transition, access, and retention in many student-centered offices across campus. Champions' primary role is to serve as advocates for students with learning differences and as a point of contact for our students when they need assistance.

B.O.O.S.T. Saturday Experience & Summer Camp at Fayetteville State University: Is your child in 6th - 12th grade and has Executive Functioning Challenges (EFC), Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or other learning differences? This FREE opportunity is for you! B.O.O.S.T. is an acronym for Bringing Out Our Students' Talents. The B.O.O.S.T. Saturday Experience will take place once a Saturday of each month and is focused on FREE activities surrounding self-advocacy, life skills, and positive self-esteem. The Saturday Experience dates are as follows:

-Saturday, January 27, 2018
-Saturday, February 17, 2018
-Saturday, March 24, 2018
-Saturday, April 21, 2018
-Saturday, May 19, 2018

This is also a culminating experience that will lead into the B.O.O.S.T. Summer Camp during June 11 - June 29, 2018, at Fayetteville State University. This is a FREE three-week program for middle and high school students and is designed to give students an extra boost in identifying their strengths and making the transition to high school and college.

Eye to Eye: The Eye to Eye Organization at the Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a mentorship and advocacy student organization that works with students on FSU campus and from the local Fayetteville community who are diagnosed with learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD. Eye to Eye strives to build the students' self-esteem and teach them self-advocacy skills. Additionally, Eye to Eye spreads awareness about learning disabilities and ADHD on campus. Brandon Kinkle & Kaphazija Fulmore serve as our chapter leaders. For more information, please contact bkinkle@broncos.uncfsu.edu or kfulmore@broncos.uncfsu.edu.

Peer Learning Assistants

Our Peer Learning Assistants are dedicated to the advancement of student success through communication, collaboration, and understanding. Through tutoring, the PLAs are equipped to assist Bronco STAR participants among various subjects offered at Fayetteville State University, while also accommodating the students that we serve. Our PLAs serve as a bridge between past knowledge and new material, helping fill in what you may have missed or misinterpreted. The PLAs can work with you one-on-one to allow you to express academic concerns and misunderstandings in a comfortable environment. Based on the College STAR grant, our PLAs are embedded in 10 courses per academic semester.