The Cèsar Chàvez Cultural Center's Retention component serves to enhance University-wide efforts toward increasing the retention of all students, with a focused emphasis on the Latino/Hispanic student. The CCCC works in collaboration with other departments and programs to foster the success and eventual graduation of UNC students.
The Center develops programming designed to identify, engage, support, and encourage the academic and cultural development and success of all students. Toward this end, students are contacted consistently by the CCCC, notified of special academic and cultural programming, and afforded the opportunity to access supplemental academic support at and through the Chavez Center.
Retention efforts established by the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center include:
- Financial aid workshops, in conjunction with UNC's Office of Student Financial Resources, held in an effort to support and encourage the timely completion and mailing of required forms by the target priority date (March 1st).
- Scholarship information available upon request
- Informal academic advising to support student academic progress, specifically for those students not being served by other academic programs.
- Access to cultural programming opportunities designed to complement the classroom experience and foster a quality university experience. For scheduled programs and events, please refer to the UNC Calendar of Events.
- Continued and ongoing enhancement to technology, Wi-Fi access, and 6 PC’s in computer lab
- Professional development and skill development opportunities, including information about conferences, seminars, and information about student groups and organizations.
- Access to informal professional and personal mentoring and counseling by the CCCC professional staff and students.
- Consistent correspondence, specifically with self-identified Latino/Hispanic students, primarily through e-mail.
- Unswervingly reaching out to other campus resources to better serve student needs