State of Michigan King-Chávez-Parks Initiatives

Established by the Michigan Legislature in 1986, the goal of the Martin Luther King, Jr. - César Chávez - Rosa Parks (KCP) Initiative is to increase the number of Michigan’s academically- or economically-disadvantaged citizens who have the opportunity to complete college degrees and experience career success. There are seven KCP Initiative Programs designed to assist students along the academic pipeline from sixth grade through graduate study.



Our purpose

The Students in Technology Achieving Results (S.T.A.R.) initiative provides resources and opportunities designed to support undergraduate students in the completion of their baccalaureate degree.

The following is an overview of these resources and how you can participate. The S.T.A.R program is funded by the King-Chávez-Parks Select Student Support Services (4S) Initiative, a federally-funded grant.




Our Programs

Incoming first-year students are encouraged to participate in CAMPUS Connections, a seven-day introduction to college life. CAMPUS Connections participants' days are divided among academic, co-curricular, and fun team-building activities.
During CAMPUS Connections, participants will:

  • Learn about LTU’s campus, University resources, and the greater metro-Detroit community
  • Develop a toolkit of skills necessary for academic success via interactive success seminars
  • Build new friendships and a network of support through fun team-building activities and outings
  • Attend faculty-led workshops in preparation to retake the math and/or writing placement exam
  • Get a head start on their fall classes by participating in AAC Pre-courses

This program is run by current LTU Scholars in partnership with CAMPUS Connections professional staff.

All CAMPUS Connections participants living on campus during the upcoming fall semester may move into their assigned rooms early.

Apply for Summer 2022

Questions or concerns may be submitted to, or call 248.204.4120.

CAMPUS Connections staff will also be available during LTU Orientation and Registration.

In search of community! Join LTU Scholars!

The LTU Scholars Program is an inclusive, close-knit community of students who support one another's academic and life goals. Becoming an LTU Scholar offers many benefits, including academic and social support from the professional Scholars staff and fellow LTU Scholars.

LTU Scholars meet on a regular basis to discuss a number of academic and professional topics, in addition to enjoying food, fellowship, and the occasional off-campus adventure.

The LTU Scholars Program runs throughout the academic year and is open to new and continuing students of all majors and backgrounds. LTU Scholars has no minimum GPA or membership requirements and is open to any LTU student looking for a diverse, supportive community. Complete the short interest form below to get started today!

Online Interest Form

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Program Coordinator: Sean Diaz

You may not write like J. K. Rowling, but we’ll help you find your words.

The Horldt Family Writing Center assists LTU students with their writing needs online using CANVAS, Zoom or In-person. The center is staffed by faculty members who will meet with students one-on-one. Throughout the year they host various workshops to spotlight a multitude of writing resources and common writing mistakes.

The Horldt Family Writing Center is located around the corner from the University cashier and can be reached at

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Director: Daniel Moyer

A culture of relevance and ownership!

The Advanced Math Placement program focuses on the calculus sequence because inadequate math preparation and performance limits the potential of students, increases educational costs,  extends the time to graduation, and may be the cause for a student to drop-out.

If you are a newly admitted freshmen or transfer undergrad student whose placement scores have placed you on the borderline of College Algebra or Pre-Calculus, you are invited to participate in a free three-day summer workshop. (August 10, 11, 12; Placement Re-Test Date ???). The workshop, taught by current professors, will reconnect algebra and pre-calculus fundamentals. At the end of the program, students who show progress and understanding will be encouraged to retake the math placement exam for a potential placement in a higher level math upon the start of your fall term. For more information contact Patrick Nelson, Chair Math and Computer Science department, at

Follow the process!

The Academic Achievement Center had students in mind when they began developing the Math Study Guide Series. These modules, focused on solving math problems, were developed by students using input from professors and student tutors. It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Take the Pre Quiz  - The pre quiz will help you see areas you may need to review.
  2. View the corresponding Video - The video will show you how to solve similar problems step by step.
  3. Take the Post Quiz - The post quiz will challenge you to use the knowledge reinforced in the review videos to show greater understanding of the math process and concepts.

Note taking can be so much easier!

Are you a student with a medically-diagnosed temporary or permanent disability that affects your note-taking effectiveness and efficiency? For students who qualify, the Office of Disability Services offers one-on-one meetings with a dedicated advisor who can be an advocate for you on campus and provide you key insight to University resources. You may also be eligible to utilize a special software, Glean, that uses voice recognition to record and translate voice to text.

Please reach out to for more information.

Coordinator: Veronica Selke

The Office of Career Services offers a range of resources to help you make effective career-planning decisions. Oftentimes people struggle to find the words that highlight their skill sets, but a career service advisor can do a mock interview session and help you identify your strengths.  The advisors are also really good at helping you leverage your education and experiences to find a career path that best suits you. You can have an individual meeting or participate in a variety of activities such as employer chats, career fairs, career and employee related workshops, and more.

You can learn more about and participate in career Service programs by activating your Handshake account or contacting the office at

Career Advisor: Jim Ritz

In search of community!

Studies show that students have a better college experience when they are involved. Getting involved creates community among those with similar interests. Whether you join or start a student organization, strive to be a leader. You can use the skills you gain in your future endeavors. Workshops such as leadership transition, effective communication, building community, and fundraising. 

If you're interested in setting up a workshop for your organization reach out to:


Coordinator: Eula Muckleroy