Lock Haven Student Support Services

Welcome to Student Support Services (SSS) at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, a unit within the Department of Academic Development & Counseling (ADC). The Student Support Services program's primary objective is to promote the academic success of program participants, leading to higher retention and graduation rates.

All Lock Haven University students are assigned to a department faculty adviser and assignments are based on students' primary intended major. Lock Haven students can also be assigned to an Exploratory Studies faculty adviser, spending time during the first year completing curriculum requirements for various majors of interest.

All first semester SSS participants are assigned to an SSS Peer Mentor, an upperclass Junior or Senior SSS student who assists participants with their college transition. The Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania SSS program is proposed to serve 230 participants.

Available Services

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.

Cultural Programs

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.

Grant Program

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.