The Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program

 
Mission
The Medgar Evers College SEEK Program supports the mission of the college by providing access to a high-quality post-secondary education to students from academically and financially disadvantaged backgrounds. Through the provision of individual and group counseling, comprehensive academic support services and financial aid counseling and support, the SEEK program assists students to overcome social, academic, and economic barriers to pursuing their education and realizing their potential.  In addition, the program helps students to develop strategies to enable them to explore academic, career and interpersonal issues related to their educational goals. The SEEK Program collaborates with other college departments and provides referrals when necessary to help students meet their educational goals.

Objective
To provide student services in the areas of academic support, group and individual counseling and financial aid assistance in an effort to assist students who require and can utilize such services in overcoming educational, economic and social disadvantages to achieve a high quality education.

Goals
Academic Support: To provide effective academic support service that is an integral part of the educational process and includes collaboration with SEEK counselors, the instructional staff at Medgar Evers College, and SEEK tutors to satisfy the increased diverse academic needs of SEEK students.  Through this program, students will be empowered to become independent learners and thinkers and will be able to function at their optimal level. 

Counseling:  To facilitate the SEEK student's personal, professional and intellectual growth and development by providing individual academic advisement and group counseling courses under the Modular Counseling Curriculum (MCC), in which SEEK students attend structured courses and receive guidance and support as they adapt to and negotiate the acacademic system. These courses are designed to explore and seek solutions to academic and interpersonal impediments to success in college and careers.

Financial Aid:  To provide the necessary financial support, to the extent possible, to enable economically disadvantaged students to attend college.  This support includes additional semesters of financial aid, a SEEK book stipend, and paid student activity fees.

The Director’s Message
Welcome to the website of the Percy Ellis Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge (SEEK) Program located in the Department of Special Programs at Medgar Evers College. The SEEK Program enrolls about 385 students who receive financial, academic and counseling support through our structured program that links student support services and academic programming.

The SEEK Program offers counseling courses within the Modularized Counseling Curriculum, which provides transition to college and life skills courses for SEEK students. These courses meet once a week and connect SEEK students to the program while preparing them to succeed in developmental, general education, and degree specific courses and to advance toward completing associate and baccalaureate degree programs.
Students interested in applying for a seat in the Percy E. Sutton SEEK Program participate in a pre-freshman summer program that offers developmental, college-level, and skills courses to help students exit remedial courses in a timely fashion and improve their college readiness.
 
We do hope you will join us as a SEEK student at Medgar Evers College and look forward to meeting you in the near future.