GANAS is an innovative access and retention program that aims to smooth the process of transition for community college transfer students to Cal State East Bay (CSUEB) and increase the baccalaureate degree attainment of program participants. GANAS supports its students and addresses the challenges they face as they enter CSUEB. GANAS enables students to integrate their home identities with their school identity by creating a sense of familia (family) within the cohort. GANAS is open to all students. It provides a supportive environment that focuses on Latina/o and multicultural content.
Description of Program
Students in GANAS will participate in a one-year cohort experience paired with intensive counseling and mentoring. Students will complete their upper division GE requirements (B6, D4, C4 and CGW) by taking three successive courses during their first year at Cal State East Bay. Latino/a faculty who are
committed to student success will teach GANAS courses. As GANAS students continue at Cal State East Bay, they will be encouraged to serve as role models, mentor future students, and promote CSUEB as an "Effective and Friendly Future Hispanic Serving Institution."