Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge
Percy Ellis Sutton Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK) Program
Medgar Evers College
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11225
MissionThe 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.
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.
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 academic 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.