VPUAAP Student Success Units Academic Center for Excellence Provides learning support services to enable all UIC students to accomplish their academic goals. African American Academic Network Promotes success and high impact engagement for students of African descent through comprehensive programming. CHANCE Program Assists UIC with its goal to increase recruitment, retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students. Office of External Fellowships Helps current UIC undergraduate and professional school students apply for nationally competitive awards. Office of High School Development Coordinates UIC’s involvement with UIC College Preparatory High School. LARES Empowers Latinx and other students by providing support for their education and personal growth. L@S GANAS Academic support office for Latinx students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Native American Support Program Provides resources for Native American and other indigenous students to enhance their individual growth. Office of Undergraduate Research Connects UIC's undergraduates with funded and for-credit mentored research and scholarly opportunities.