ACT 101: Equal Opportunity Program
The college participates in the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Act 101 program, a statewide initiative established in 1971 to ensure that residents of the Commonwealth have equal opportunity to pursue higher education. Less than 40 post secondary institutions in the state have this designation. Although many students meet the qualifications, approximately 100 are chosen. Participants are selected based on specific educational and economical criteria set forth by the state of Pennsylvania. Act 101 staff closely monitors student progress and provides academic, career, and personal services designed to facilitate collegiate success. Tutors are available to assist students in mastering academic and technical skills required of their programs. The Act 101 program has been promoting student success at Thaddeus Stevens College since 1976.