Disability and Learning Difference Resource Center

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USD Resources


Academic Assistance

Health and Wellness Resources


Writing Center:

USD Writing Center tutors help students improve their academic writing. Students are tutored individually by their peers in all phases of the writing process.

  • Founders Hall, Room 190B


  • On Campus: x4581
  • Off Campus: 619-260-4581
Website: http://www.sandiego.edu/writingcenter/

Math Center:

The Math Center provides peer tutoring to students in their lower level mathematics courses. The Math Center is free to USD students and is available on a walk-in basis during their office hours.

  • Serra Hall, Room 310
Website: http://home.sandiego.edu/~pmyers/mathlab/index.htm

Logic Center:

Tutors are available to provide extra help in your logic class. The Logic Center is free to USD students and is available on a walk-in basis during their office hours. Appointments are not expected.

  • Founders Hall, Room 160
  • On Campus x2830
  • Off Campus: 619-260-2830
Website: http://www.sandiego.edu/cas/phil/logic_center/hours.php

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Academic Assistance:

TRiO Student Support Services (SSS):

Student Support Services is a federally funded grant by the U.S. Department of Education to serve 160 eligible undergraduates at USD. The program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with college requirements, and serves to retain and motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education at USD. To use SSS, you must apply. Visit their website for the application.


  • U.S. citizens or legal permanent resident
  • Freshman, Sophomore or Junior status
  • Enrolled USD students who are ONE of the following
    • Low income (determined by Federal Income Guidelines)
    • First generation (an individual both of whose parents, or whose only supporting parent did not complete a baccalaureate degree)
    • Students with disabilities (students who have a documented disability and are registered with USD’s Disability Services)
  • Barcelona, Room 301
Contact Information:
Website: http://www.sandiego.edu/sss/

Students on Academic Probation:


  • Freshman or Sophomore students placed on academic probation need to meet with a peer advisor through the Office of Student Learning Initiatives (OSLI). The peer advisors will conduct an advising session through which an academic assistance plan is created.



  • Juniors or Seniors placed on academic probation are required to meet with a counselor at the Counseling Center before the end of the add/drop period to create an academic assistant plan. Students should go to the Counseling Center during Walk-in hours (M-F 11-3, or Wednesday, 11-5). (See below for Click here for Counseling Center information.

Center for Student Success (CSS):

CSS offers programs, services, and experiences designed to promote student success in and out of the classroom. In partnership with the Associate Dean for Advising and Curriculum in the College of Arts & Sciences, the CSS provides leadership and direction for the university-wide First Year Experience (FYE) and Second Year Experience (SYE) initiatives.

Professional staff and peer advisors in the CSS are available to meet with any undergraduate student experiencing challenges at USD that impact academic performance and persistence. The office is also the home of the Lead@USD and FRESH@USD programs, and provides support to incoming commuter students (first-time freshman and transfer).

  • University Center (UC), Room 114
Contact Information:
  • Phone: 619-260-5995
  • Fax: 619-260-5970
Office Hours:
  • Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Merrick Marino: Assistant Dean
  • Mary Barkley: Director
  • Stephanie Bernasconi: Assistant Director
  • Lupita Jewell: Executive Assistant
Website: http://www.sandiego.edu/usdcss/

One Stop Student Center:

The One Stop Student Center is where students can access Financial Aid, Registrar, and Student Accounts in one location. Examples of their services include: registration and registration changes (add/drop classes), transcripts, enrollment verification, payments on your student account, assistance with financial aid questions, student account counseling, reviewing your DARS, FERPA, graduation petitions, and many other services.

  • University Center (UC), Room 126
Office Hours:
  • Monday – Friday 9:00am-5:00pm
  • One Stop will also make appointments up to 6:00pm for students who can not make any of the above times
  • 619-260-2616 (call for an appointment)
Website: http://www.sandiego.edu/onestop/

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Health and Wellness Resources:

Counseling Center:

The Counseling Center provides free, confidential, counseling services to enrolled students. Most students’ counseling needs can be readily addressed by the center’s professional staff, which includes psychologists, carefully selected and supervised trainees from doctoral programs in clinical and counseling psychology, and a contract psychiatrist.

The Counseling Center offers: Group therapy and support groups, individual counseling, psychological consultation, psychiatric consultation, and community referrals

Walk-in hours:

The easiest way to secure services is by coming to the center during walk-in hours. The following walk-in hours are available whenever undergraduate classes are in session (when classes are not in session, call the center confirm walk-in schedule).

  • Serra Hall, Room 300
Office hours:
  • Monday - Friday 8:30am -5:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Walk-in hours:
  • 11 am-3 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
  • 11 am – 5 pm on Wednesday
Emergency services:
  • A counselor-on call is available to consult about after-hours psychological emergencies at all times. The counselor-on call can be reached by calling Public Safety (x2222 on any campus telephone, otherwise call 619-260-2222).
  • The 24-hour San Diego Access and Crisis Line (800-479-3339) also offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals.
Contact Information:
  • Phone: 619-260-4655
  • Fax: 619-260-4699
Website: http://www.sandiego.edu/usdcc/

Center for Health and Wellness Promotion:

Mission Statement: We serve the USD community through educational opportunities, outreach events, individual and group services, campus-wide programs, and research initiatives to enhance student wellness.

The Center for Health and Wellness Promotion strives to increase students' knowledge, facilitate their motivation to change unhealthy behaviors related to alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, and to reduce the risk of personal and community harm secondary to AOD use.The Center for Health and Wellness Promotion provides individual clinical consultations, assessment, education,12-step facilitation and support, and referrals.

Office Hours:
  • Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • University Center (UC), Room 161
Contact Information:
Website: http://www.sandiego.edu/chwp/

Student Health Center:


  • Outpatient Medical Care
  • After-Hours "On Call" Health Care Provider
  • Off-Campus Medical Care & Physician Referrals
  • Health Education
  • Immunizations
  • Resources for Pregnant & Parenting Students
  • Camino Hall, Room 161
Office Hours:
  • Mondays - Fridays: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday late clinic hours to 6:30 pm,
    • Morning hours: 8:30 to 11 am (closed for staff meeting from 11 am to 1:30 pm)
  • You may call or drop by the SHC during clinic hours to set an appointment.
Contact Information:
  • Phone: 619-260-4595
  • Fax: 619-260-2375
  • Emergencies: Dial 2222 from Campus Phones
Website: http://www.sandiego.edu/healthcenter/

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