Academic Year Component
With the emphasis on the freshman year, the director of the SSS program provides academic advisement to first-year SSS participants. A SSS faculty Writing Specialist also works one on one with program participants.
Student Support Services (SSS) does not serve as a replacement to participants' department advisers nor does SSS exclude students from seeking services from other university offices. Through courses and programs, SSS strongly encourages program participants to take advantage of the services offered through other university offices including University Tutorial Services, Disability Services, Career Services, Student Activities, International Studies, and the Office of Human and Cultural Diversity, to name a few.
Book Loan Program
Active SSS participants will be able to reduce their cost of attendance by utilizing the SSS book loan program. Participants can check out text books from Russell Hall 113 with the understanding that their text books must be returned to the office at the end of the semester and not sold.
Active SSS participants will have the opportunity to participate in cultural activities throughout the year. Trip locations vary yearly. Participants must read their newsletters regularly and pay attention to their emails in order to be aware of these cultural opportunities.
Incoming SSS first-year students who receive Pell awards have the opportunity to apply for grants. Sophomore SSS students who receive Pell awards, have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative quality point average, and who have been active participants in the program are also given the opportunity to apply for an SSS grant.
Peer Mentor Program
See the web section for "Peer Mentor Program"
Writing Support Specialist
All SSS program participants have one-on-one writing support for all courses with writing assignments. Help is also provided for resume and cover letter writing. Please contact Professor Story for any needed writing assistance. All SSS participants receive regular email reminders related to writing assistance.