Student Success Center

The Student Success Center (SSC) provides academic support for all students. It is staffed by full-time higher education professionals as well as departmental tutors who are Juniors or Seniors in their major. SSC services include one-on-one tutorial assistance tailored to each individual’s learning style and academic needs.

SSC services are free to all students and offer the possibility to boost classroom performance, develop better learning strategies, and hone study, writing and time management skills. Workshops highlighting these types of topics are conducted throughout each semester at lunchtime. As an alternate computer lab, students have access to software specific to their majors in the SSC. Writing assistance is also available for any type of assignment, including research papers, essays, artist’s statements, and resumes. International students can receive assistance specific to their needs as English Language learners.

Students come to the SSC on a voluntary basis, but may be encouraged by faculty to utilize this resource. If a student is struggling in the classroom for any one of a multitude of reasons including absenteeism, missing assignments, poor academic performance or social issues, faculty can contact the SSC with questions as well as refer the student directly. You may use the form available on Blackboard in the Content Collection under Student Success Center or just email or phone to discuss. SSC personnel work closely with faculty, Academic Advising & Registration staff and other Student Affairs departments to build a network of support for students challenged by their workload. Communication between these various parties aids significantly in students’ success.

In addition, if you are allowing a student to make up a test, the SSC can work with you to provide time for that student to come and take the test in the SSC.