SSS advisors meet individually with students to assist them with course selection and registration. Help with career decision-making can be provided individually by the SSS advisor and/or by referral to the Counseling Center or Career Services. Individual study skills instruction can be provided by the advisor, by attending SSS study skills seminars that are scheduled each semester, as well as through advisor referrals to appropriate services. When tutoring in a specific subject is needed, an advisor can refer a student to an SSS peer tutor or recommend the student attend scheduled SSS tutoring sessions, as well as drop-in tutoring through the University.
During the fall, spring and summer semesters, tutors are available to work with students by appointment. Students will also receive individualized and group tutoring. Check out our Tutors page for more information about the individual tutors!
FAFSA/Financial Aid Assistance
SSS advisors assist participants in securing the most appropriate financial resources through individual counseling, program resources, referral, and liaison with the University’s Student Financial Aid Office and community financial support agencies.
Students who are receiving a Pell Grant, have unmet financial need and have clearly made an effort to comply with the SSS Student Commitment form, which they signed with the SSS program, may receive Supplemental Grant Aid through Student Support Services. This aid is awarded on a semester-by-semester basis at the discretion of the program staff using preset criteria.
The SSS office houses its own computer lab featuring 10 Macs, each capable of running Windows XP. The computer lab also features a printer and projector. The lab is occasionally used as the location of SSS workshops.
Academic Success Workshops
During the fall and spring semesters, SSS offers hour-long study skill workshops. Study skills topics include but are not limited to time management, note-taking, textbook reading, and test preparation. New topics may be added to this series as the need arises. Students will be notified via email regarding dates and times.
SSS advisors provide motivation and personal support to program participants through individual and group counseling, as well as referral to the Counseling Center and appropriate University and community agencies.
SSS provides a variety of cultural/social awareness and enrichment activities by working directly with United Front and Community Service Learning, as well as other cultural program and special interest groups from the campus and community.
Other Services Include:
- Financial Literacy Workshops
- Graduate School Advising
- Federal Tax Filing Advising
- Summer Bridge Program (SBP)
- Career/Personal Counseling
- Faculty/Student Mentoring