SU students have resources for academic help
Shippensburg University offers many student resources to achieve academic goals.
With midterms just around the corner and bad grades plaguing D2L accounts, it is time for students to pull themselves together and get the grades they want.
There are a multitude of programs that SU offers that are tailored to individual student needs such as Academic Support for Student Athletes, the Learning center and resources from the Lehman Library, all which can be found on the SU website.
The Office of Academic Support Services for Student Athletes is dedicated to the success of SU’s athletes by offering programs to keep them on track to graduate.
Since student athletes spend the majority of their time outside the classroom, it is essential for them to get the help they need so their grades do not suffer.
Through this office, support programs such as monitoring academic progress, academic advising and counseling help athletes achieve goals in the game and in the classroom.
For more information on the Office of Academic Support Services for Student Athletes, contact
The Learning Center is one of the busiest programs at SU and offers individual tutoring sessions for free. Tutors at the Learning Center are students who are qualified to help with any class in their area of expertise.
The hours to schedule tutor sessions are very flexible, and students can schedule as many sessions as they need.
The Learning Center also provides many different workshops online or in groups to students that cover focuses such as writing and study habits.
The Academic Improvment Plan is affiliated with the Learning Center and provides help for students on academic probation through the Learning Center.
To find out more about the Learning Center contact Learning@ship.edu or call 717-477-1420.
The Ezra Lehman Library offers almost everything in terms of academic resources to help students help themselves.
Databases, format guides, online articles and journals, and of course, print material are all there to propel students towards success.
The library provides laptops and access to the computer lab as well as specialists who can help with any technical difficulties students may have.
There is also an enormous supply of research material provided online through different topic venues such as guides and online books.
The library is open from 7:30 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to midnight on Sunday so there are plenty of opportunities to do the research to get good grades.
While failing may be scary, it is not a permanent situation.SU provides many options for students who need extra help to be successful, and with these available resources, it makes doing the work have a better chance of paying off.