2013-2014 Student Handbook

Academic Enrichment Programs

The Challenger Program

  • 319 Student Service Center
    713-743-5420
    www.las.uh.edu/cp

    The mission of the Challenger Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education is to provide support to students who either are first-generation college students, come from economically disadvantaged families, or have a physical disability. The Challenger Program is designed to assist students in completing a post-secondary education at UH. Goals:

    • • Provide academic and financial support to targeted populations
    • • Provide academic and financial support to targeted populations
    • • Offer social and cultural enrichment activities
    • • Facilitate student learning by offering structured courses and workshops
    • • Tutoring: Tutors are available to assist students in a wide range of academic subjects.
    • • Counseling: academic, career, and personal counseling is available on an individual or group basis.
    • • Academic Instruction: A Reading, Writing, and Study Skills college credit course is available to provide academic support, and enhance basic learning skills.
    • • Financial Aid Advising
    • • Financial Aid Assistance: Eligible participants may receive grant funding for their education.
    • • Social support and cultural enrichment: Opportunities for social gatherings and cultural events are provided.
      Certification:
    • • Tutors are certified by the International College Reading and Learning Association.