Welcome

The Academic Support Center (ASC), located in the lower level of the Gordon B. Olson Library, is a one-stop location for student tutoring and academic assistance programs. The ASC merges several student support offices into one welcoming and comfortable space.

The Academic Support Center serves the entire student body and is committed to helping students achieve success and reach their academic goals.

Supports Include:

Academic Advising
The Academic Support Center provides advising services to undeclared, general studies and pre-nursing students. The center also assists with general advising questions and prepares advising resources for the campus.

Access Services
Access Services promotes self-awareness, self-determination, and self-advocacy, while ensuring individuals with disabilities have the same access to programs, opportunities, and activities as all others. Students are assisted in making reasonable accommodations and/or adjustments to meet their individual needs.

Career Services
Career Services offers career guidance, cover letter and resumé assistance, resources in career exploration, employment opportunities, mock interviews, and goal planning.

Engagement Honor Roll
The Engagement Honor Roll is an opportunity for undergraduate students to receive recognition for the engagement activities they participate in, through inclusion of this distinction on their transcripts.

First-Year Experience (FYE) and Peer Mentor Program
The First-Year Experience learning community is an opportunity for students to participate in a powerful learning experience that will assist with their transition to university life. This experience includes themed classes, peer mentors, and opportunities to engage with the campus and larger community. As part of the FYE, peer mentors connect students to resources, clubs and other activities.

New Student Programs
New Student Programs are designed to provide students with information, resources, tools, and tips to help them and their family make a successful transition to university life. Programming for new students is comprised of New Student Orientation and Welcome Weekend. New students, along with their families, first participate in New Student Orientation. Welcome Weekend, the second part of new student programming, takes place the weekend prior to the start of fall and spring semesters.

Peer Tutoring
Our drop-in peer tutoring program seeks to empower students in their pursuit of becoming independent learners. Tutors assist students with study tips, tools and resources to help them gain a better understanding of subject matter.

POWER Student Support Services
POWER is funded by a TRiO-Student Support Services grant from the U.S. DOE and helps Americans who are low-income, first-generation college students, or have a documented disability enter college, graduate, and move on to participate more fully in America’s economic and social life. POWER is here to strengthen and inspire students as they embark on their higher education journey.

Starfish
Starfish is a communication tool which allows instructors to give praise or raise concerns regarding students’ academic performance. Students are encouraged to seek assistance from appropriate campus/community resources. An online scheduling feature is also available in Starfish.

Supplemental Instruction (SI)
SI targets high-risk courses using peer assisted study sessions. These sessions encourage students to integrate course content and study skills while working together to master challenging classes.

The Writing Center
The best way to improve writing skills is through constructive feedback from engaged readers. Peer writing tutors can be those readers as they offer strategies to assist with any writing project, from help with content, organization, and focus to grammar, mechanics, and formatting.