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The Student Success Center (SSC) provides support services, including academic advising, career counseling, tutoring, programming, and resources for students at Gannon University. The SSC staff uses a proactive, developmental advising model which promotes student success by assisting students in identifying and removing obstacles to learning. The SSC serves as the primary resource for academic support and referral, and is committed to assisting students with resolving academic concerns, meeting educational and career goals, and connecting to campus resources. Our offices work together to help students thrive within the University community.
The Academic Advising Center (AAC) is committed to the holistic development and growth of each student who comes to the AAC. The AAC utilizes a student-centered approach to supporting students when providing academic assistance. Upon entering Gannon University, all students are assigned an academic adviser who serves as the personal link to the student’s Academic Department.
The Office of Disability and Support Services assists eligible students in receiving basic services free-of-charge as determined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disability Act. Every effort is made to arrange appropriate accommodations based on a student’s disability.
Application for Disability Accommodations
The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Center provides one-on-one and group tutoring opportunities for
STEM and STEM-related courses at the University. The STEM
Center also provides more intensive support to traditionally
difficult courses through the STEM-PASS (Peer Assisted Study
Scheme) initiative, which includes tutor attendance and
participation in the target classes and facilitation of several
extra help sessions each week. Additionally, the STEM Center
seeks input and involvement from faculty and other campus
stakeholders in order to evolve and create services that assist
students in their efforts to meet course and program learning
outcomes. Students also have the opportunity to experience
appointments online instead of in-person.
The Speech Communication Center in
cooperation with the Center for Communication and the Arts provides assistance
in development for both written outlines and verbal presentations. During the
consultation sessions, students may receive guidance in areas including selecting
an appropriate topic, developing an introduction, formulating a thesis,
organizing researched support, preparing a conclusion, improving confidence in
delivery, practicing with use of visual aids and reducing speech anxiety.
The Student Support Services (SSS) Program is a federally funded
program designed to assist, support, and advise eligible students
to successfully navigate the college experience and to increase
retention and graduation rates of its participants. To be
eligible for the program, a student must be officially enrolled at
Gannon University, be a citizen or permanent resident of the United
States, and must meet federal income eligibility guidelines, be a
first generation college student, or have a documented
Each student involved with the program is assigned a TRIO
Student Support Services (SSS) advisor. Students will meet with
their SSS advisor on a regular basis to address academic,
financial, career or personal concerns. Together, they will develop
an Individual Student Success Plan that will provide the student
with the resources he/she will need to be a successful student at
Gannon provides one-on-one, small group, and/or other tutorial
support for most undergraduate courses via the STEM Center, Writing
& Research Center, and Speech Communication Center.
Tutors and consultants support traditional freshman-level courses
throughout the curriculum, in addition to upper-level,
major-specific classes. Assistance for graduate-level
coursework is processed upon student request for tutors.
The Writing & Research Center (WRC) team has a strong
commitment to service and regards language as fundamental to the
holistic development of the student. The WRC is staffed by trained
peer consultants from a variety of majors; and we staff both native
and international graduate English majors. Additionally, the
center houses a reference librarian to assist students with
scholarly research. The WRC offers in-house and online one-on-one
consultations for students of all abilities, including speakers of
other languages. Undergraduate and Graduate students should visit
the Writing & Research Center at any stage of the writing
process, from any discipline.