Student Support Services - TRIO Program
The resource center is designed to provide academic assistance to 200 students who are first-generation college students, who qualify through the Department of Education standards and/or who have disabilities documented through the university's Disability Resource Office.
The goal of Student Support Services is to retain and graduate students into productive, professional work environments or into competitive graduate programs.
- Enhance academic skills
- Develop leadership potential
- Assist with financial aid options
- Encourage graduate school education
- Support cultural enrichment activities
- Academic coaching
- Cultural enrichment activities
- Graduate school tours
- Assistance with financial aid process
- Study skills workshops
Student Support Services is a federal TRiO program funded 100% by the Department of Education. Once a student is found eligible, all services are free. For more information, call (540) 831-6382.
The Learning Assistance and Resource Center (LARC) provides free tutoring services in:
- Core Courses
- English as a Second Language
The center can also provide assistance on writing papers, including advice on organization, paragraph development and grammar for students who are both native and non-native English speakers.
How to make an appointment:
Drop By: Walker 125
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Disability Resource Office (DRO)
The Disability Resource Office is the place where students with disabilities are encouraged to bring their documentation in order to receive academic accommodations.
The DRO provides reasonable academic accommodations, such as:
- Assistive technology
- Alternative text formats
- Early registration class
- Study space in our office
How do I register for services?
Mail, fax or hand-deliver a copy of your disability documentation to the DRO, located in the lower level of Tyler Hall. Just before classes start, you will have a meeting with us to pick up your accommodations for classes. All students with documented disabilities are encouraged to register with the DRO.
Disabilities may include:
- Hearing/visual impairments
- Spinal cord injuries
- Chronic medical impairments
- Temporary medical impairments
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Psychiatric/Psychological impairments
- Learning Disabilities
- Mobility impairments
- Brain injury
The DRO coordinates services with other departments on campus as well as in the community to ensure a holistic approach to serving students.