Student Outreach and Retention Center

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Our Vision

The "SOARing for Education" Affiliation program is designed to promote community building amongst different campus registered student organizations and the SOAR Center to work together and uplift the mission and vision of the center. SOARing for Education will develop authentic student leaders that will be equipped with the tools, skills, and knowledge to execute innovative, student-initiated outreach and retention programs through mentorship and student-led training.

The outreach and retention programs will foster critical dialogue, mentorship, and reimagine the educational system to improve college access, retention, and graduation rates for historically underrepresented and under-resourced communities in higher education. 

Application Updates:

SOARing for Education Affiliation applications, Outreach Grant Applications, and Retention Grant Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now OPEN

Registered campus organizations (RCOs) must affiliate with SOAR to apply for affiliate grants. You must have completed your registration process through campus orgs prior to submitting your SOAR affiliation application. 

Affiliation Benefits

  • Eligibility to apply for and receive Student-Initiated Project grants for outreach or retention programs 
  • Program advising and mentorship from Affiliate Co-Chairs and SOAR Pro-Staff 
  • Opportunity to sit on the SOAR Board 
  • Marketing & printing support for outreach or retention programs
  • Risk management and liability assessment advising with professional staff
  • Student leadership training(s) and organizational capacity building. 
  • Opportunity to attend, meet and network with UC System-wide Student-Initiated Program Centers
  • Be part of a coalition that advocates and advances diversity and equity topics as it relates to recruitment, retention, and graduation of historically underrepresented and underserved populations

Maintaining Affiliation Status

The Registered Campus Organization (RCO) Must:

  • Be a Registered Campus Organization 

  • Must submit a new Affiliation application every year

  • Attend Quarterly Affiliate meetings 

  • Meet with an Affiliate Co-Chair once a quarter 

  • Attend at least one SOAR programmatic event 

  • Participate in SOAR Year End Celebration 

  • Develop, implement, or coordinate a Student-Initiated Outreach or Retention program/project

  • Complete a narrative evaluation 

  • Submit participant data cards

Need Assistance?

Book an appointment with an Affilate Co-Chair: