The STAR Story
STAR, Success Through Achievement and Retention, is a Federally funded Student Support
Services TRIO Program. STAR provides opportunities for academic development , assists
students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students towards
the successful completion of their AA/AS degree.
The goal of STAR is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its
participants, and facilitate the process of transferring to a four year university.
STAR has been a prominent part of the San Bernardino Valley College Student Services
division since 1993, STAR is proud to continue to provide SBVC students with outstanding
The STAR Center, serving 200 students each year, is home to a wide variety of student
activities and services like:
tutoring & counseling assistance, desktop computer access, same-day and overnight
educational and cultural field trips, and more, all in a comfortable environment.