Campus Resources for Academic Advisors
Career Services Office
Exploratory Studies Advising
Human & Cultural Diversity
International Studies Institute
Math Tutoring Ctr & SMART Ctr
Student Financial Services
Student Life/Residence Life
Robinson 4th flr
484-2498 484-2479 484-2926
The Exploratory Studies Advising Office is located in Russell Hall 109. Selected hours are announced and posted. Among the services provided by the Coordinator are the following:
academic advising and counseling to undecided students.
Assistance in establishing educational direction and selecting and
major and maintenance and dissemination of information on all
and interpretation of various interest inventories.
of academic procedures, policies and requirements.
programs, seminars and workshops for undecided students and exploratory
faculty advisors including the annual Academic Majors Fair, yearly
training workshops for volunteer exploratory studies advisors, and a
workshop series for undecided students.
of the Academic Advisement Handbook and other publications.
to exploratory studies students in academic difficulty.
of Peer Mentoring opportunities, Informational Interviews, and volunteer
experiences in the student’s field of interest.
- Instruction of courses such as Introduction to Career/Life Planning and First Year Seminar for Exploratory Studies Students.
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The Career Services Office, located in Akeley Hall, is an integral part of the University’s educational program. It offers a variety of free services to help students explore, select and pursue a career path. Students are encouraged to use these services as early as their freshman year and throughout their years at LHU. An emphasis is placed upon the concept that career decision-making is a developmental process requiring self-understanding and an awareness of career options.
Individual counseling and FOCUS, an online interactive career guidance and information system are available to assist students with the career planning process. The office maintains a Career Library of up-to-date information on career options, internships, job listings, summer opportunities, and graduate/professional schools. Assistance is provided in developing career objectives, resume writing, interview preparation, and job search strategy. The office also co-sponsors several job fairs and other career-related events and shares job and internship listings with the other 13 universities in the PA State System of Higher Education. Additional information and resources may be accessed online through the Career Services website: www.lhup.edu/careerservices . The office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., with additional evening hours established each semester.
MountainServe exists to encourage civic responsibility for the students, faculty and staff at Lock Haven University. It is the place where education and service become integrated. MountainServe offers guidance to students who are seeking meaningful service work by providing individual counseling for a service placement, an online application, and mentoring to student groups interested in performing community service.
Students may also get involved in more sustained forms of service through: the Office’s Americorps program, a domestic version of the Peace Corps that provides students with money towards their education in exchange for community service; and America Reads/Counts, a work-study program that supports K-12 tutoring.
LHU Counseling Service is an integral part of the Department of
Development and Counseling. The Service’s broad mission is to serve the
Haven University Community. The services provided include consultation,
psychological assistance (psychological testing, diagnostics and
counseling to students with personal, psychological, emotional or
adjustment issues. Consultation and education regarding mental health
and issues affecting LHU students is also available to faculty and
Current staffing includes a licensed psychologist who serves as
full-time licensed psychologist, one full-time licensed counselor and
part-time licensed social worker. Psychiatric consultation is available
assessment and referral from the Director of the Counseling Service.
Counseling Service faculty assists students with questions about
educational problems, interpersonal relationships, coping problems,
social skills or other potentially stressful or disturbing experiences.
Services are free and confidential. The diversity of services (e.g.,
advising) offered by the Department of Academic Development and
provides additional anonymity to the student seeking personal
Counseling services are provided Monday through Friday during regular
hours or by special appointment. Students may be referred to off-campus
agencies and private practitioners when desired or appropriate. The
Service does not provide on call crisis intervention services. After 4
for emergencies or if students are in crisis when Counseling Service
not available, students should call MH/MR 24-hour Crisis Intervention
at (570) 748-2262. To access the Counseling Service, students should
484-2479 for information and or an appointment.
The Office of Disability Services for Students assists students with disabilities with a variety of academic needs. The director works with students to develop individualized accommodations. Students with documented disabilities have used the office for the following: course selection, registration assistance, academic mentoring, supportive counseling, obtaining books on tape, notetaking assistance, reader services, test accommodations, liaison with state rehabilitation agencies, and advocacy.
Students in need of disability services are encouraged to make their needs known early since some services require considerable advance planning and coordination. Visit our Office in Russell Hall first floor or telephone 484-2665.
The University Tutorial Service provides tutors to students who apply for assistance in basic subject areas and general education courses (100 and 200 level courses). This service is provided to students free of charge. The assistance, rendered by a trained and qualified peer tutor, will depend on the student's academic needs and available time. Tutorial Service assistance is provided in small group settings. The purpose of this service is to increase the probability of academic success for each student participant. Tutoring can provide clarification of concepts, theories, and ideas presented in class or textbooks; improvement of various study skills; and development of a more confident, positive self-image as a student who can succeed academically. Tutoring is viewed as a collaborative learning experience between the peer tutor and members of the group/individual receiving tutoring. Students are encouraged to seek tutorial help before they experience or anticipate serious difficulties in their coursework to facilitate this process. IF YOU NEED HELP WITH A COURSE (EXCEPT ENGLISH OR MATH) APPLY IN THE TUTORIAL CENTER LOCATED IN RUSSELL HALL 137. Telephone 484-2442.
The Mathematics Department maintains a tutoring lab, located in Robinson 409, staffed by Secondary Education (Math) majors, supervised by a mathematics faculty member. The tutoring schedule is available on the Math Department’s website. The web address of the tutoring schedule is available at www.lhup.edu/math/math_tutoring.htm.
Sample textbooks and solution manuals are available at the Math Tutoring Lab.
The SMaRT (Science & Mathematics Resource and Technology) center, located in Robinson 414, provides a variety of services and resources to students whether or not they are enrolled in mathematics courses. They include:
- a comfortable, quiet work area for individual student or small group collaboration
- proximity to math faculty offices and classrooms
- personal computers with appropriate software
- a mathematics library: a collection of about 200 resources (textbooks and other material printed)
- calculators for students’ use
- reference materials for students to sign out and use during presentations and student teaching
- hands-on material for
professors, and teachers to utilize
The Writing Center offers support services to students who wish to improve their writing skills. Supervised by a faculty director from the Department of English, and staffed by student tutors, the Writing Center offers individual writing consultation on a regular or drop-in basis. Guidance is offered in all phases of the writing process: planning, organizing, developing, revising, and editing. Self-instructional materials, including worksheets, tapes, and software on specific topics such as usage, mechanics, and punctuation are available, as well as writing handbooks, style books, and other references. The Writing Center also offers instruction in word processing and basic computer applications. Networked computers, printers, and typewriters are available for student use in 409 Raub Hall.
The Writing Center is a resource for students at any level, freshman through senior, and from any department within the University. Strong writers, weak writers, so-so writers—all can benefit from talking with an interested reader about a piece of writing. Services are free, and no appointment is necessary. Drop in Raub 409, or call 484-2497.