The mission of the Calvin E. Bright Success Center is to provide learning support, transition programs, and individualized interventions which empower UC Merced students to be successful in their academic and personal development. We provide opportunities and co-curricular experiences that enhance knowledge of university resources, academic and personal growth, and advocacy and access. Through intentional collaborations and program delivery, we focus on overcoming barriers and celebrating academic milestones.
The Guardian Scholars Program is housed within the Bright Success Center. Our program helps the BSC achieve their mission by providing a sustainable network of academic and personal support services at UC Merced that promote degree attainment for youth who have experienced the foster care system and/or homelessness. We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive space through programming and services designed to help scholars build community, identify their strengths, and utilize their resources.