The SOAR Center was established in Fall 2011 to support and enrich the academic, personal, and social experiences of students attending the University of California, Irvine. We are committed to the outreach, retention, and successful graduation of every undergraduate student at UCI. The SOAR Center is a space for students to study, network, and engage in the planning and implementation of student initiated programs. It serves as a bridge between students and the information, resources, and services that contribute to their success. At the SOAR Center we foster student empowerment and leadership through academic, social, and wellness programming. In addition, we advise and support student initiated academic preparation programs for under-represented students. Furthermore, we engage and encourage partnerships and collaborations across the UCI campus.