About the Calvin E. Bright Success Center
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The mission of the Calvin E. Bright Success Center is to provide academic advising and learning support services which empower students to be successful in their academic and personal development - both in UC Merced and beyond in life.
Originally the Student Advising and Learning Center, the center was renamed to the Calvin E. Bright Success Center (BSC) in 2011 in honor of San Joaquin Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist, Calvin Bright.
“I remember the difficulties I encountered in my first year in college and I am committed to helping give students who have a will to succeed the support they need to achieve their goals and dreams.” -- Calvin Bright
The Bright Family Foundation, of which Calvin Bright is the president and chairman, generously gave a $2 million gift to help UC Merced in its pursuit of high-quality support for students.
The Bright Success Center offers a range of tools and resources the support undergraduate student success. In addition to providing academic advising to all undeclared students, the BSC offers a variety of online tools and in-person workshops aimed to help students step up to the challenges and demands of university life and beyond. Our wide range of programs, from Fiat Lux to DARTS to Guardian Scholars and many more, help support and encourage our students to take an active role in their scholarly endeavors through individualized attention from a staff passionate about the success of Bobcats at UC Merced and beyond.
"Our young people are the future
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- Academic Competitions
- Fiat Lux Scholars Program
- DARTS Program
- Guardian Scholars Program
- Success Mentor Program
- The STEP Scholars Program
- Peer Assisted Learning Support
- Undergraduate Studies 10
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