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  • 1. Student Support Services HelpingyouAchieveandSucceed!
  • 2. Student Support Services Mission Student Support Services is a federally funded TRIO program designed to provide comprehensive academic support and increase retention and graduation rates for eligible students.
  • 3. Student Demographics Ethnicity /Gender Breakout • •American Indian/Alaskan 1 Female 0 Male • •Asian 2 Female 0 Male • •African American 67 Female 29 Male • •Hispanic/Latino 3 Female 5 Male • •White 59 Female 24 Male • •Bi-racial 5 Female 0 Male Sub Category 30% of our students come from Rural/Appalachian counties
  • 4. Services Provided Tutoring Study Skills Enrichment Counseling Peer Mentoring Social/Cultural Enrichment Graduate School Enrollment
  • 5. Personal Counseling • Assists students in emotionally & socially acclimating to college • Assists students in developing personal goals • Works closely with Counseling Resources on Campus • Individual Issues that come up during their college career
  • 6. Student Quote Peer Mentoring • Students helping Students overcome college hurdles • Developing positive relationships with other SSS students • Helping students integrate into the intellectual and social life of the university “My Mentor is now my best friend! She inspired me to become better & work harder! She helped me with my major and my path to my goal!” Amber Natour 2013-2014
  • 7. Social Cultural Activities End of the Semester Extravaganza • Holiday Open House • Chili Luncheon • Diversity Workshop • Community Service • Recognition Ceremony • Harambee Graduation Celebration Social interaction with other college students Experience new cultures safely
  • 8. Academic Advising Assist students in Planning schedules Semester Goal Setting Midterm Grades Choosing a Major Communicating with Instructors
  • 9. Financial Aid Literacy • Students will be able to… – Read his/her Student Aid Report – Complete a FAFSA online and on time – Understand his/her award – Obtain Scholarship information – Complete scholarship essays – Understand Financial Aid terminology – Managing Your Money – Cash Course
  • 10. GRADUATE SCHOOL PREPARATION • Students are able to participate in the following: – Graduate School Class – Graduate School Showcase – Three Free Complete Exams – Graduate School Visits (day trips) – One on One and Workshops for Graduate Applications
  • 11. Career Advising • Assist students in researching careers • Major Exploration • Interviewing, resume writing • Dressing for Success • Etiquette • Career Development Workshops
  • 12. Study Skills Assistance These are Individual or by Workshop Goal Setting/Time Management Test Taking Memory Skills Textbook Reading Note Taking Writing Assistance
  • 13. Workshop Presenters Personal Development Workshops for Life Budgeting Health & Nutrition Stress Management Living Off Campus Color Code: Personality Workshop So many more that students will be prepared not only for college but LIFE after college These are presentations provided by either SSS staff or faculty/staff on campus.
  • 14. FREE TUTORING Focus on courses that are High Risk courses such as: Math • Science • English • Foreign Language also provide tutoring in other subjects as well Provide Individual & Group Tutoring Provided upon request by the student
  • 15. Statistics • Academic Support for 2013-2014: 582.40 hours • Tutoring: 1298.40 hours • Average GPA of Student Receiving Tutoring in Barrier Courses: 2. 77(C+) • Average GPA of Students NOT Receiving Tutoring: 1.6 (D) • Average GPA of Students Receiving Services: 2.813 (C+) • Average GPA of Students Doing Nothing: 2.4 ( C )
  • 16. UK 101: College Skills Course • Helps students prepare for college expectations • Sections SSS staff teach: –UK 101-96 Monday -Wednesday 3:00- 3:50 pm –UK 101-97 Monday -Wednesday 4:00-4:50 pm –UK 101-99 Tuesday- Thursday 8:30-9:20 am
  • 17. Student Quote “It’s been a GREAT 4 years and even better b/c I have people who support me! Thanks for All your help! You all are more helpful than my real advisor sometimes! I love how you all are always available to help no matter the situation! I admire how promptly I receive my returned emails and how you all push me to do better! This is a good program w/ Great people. Thanks again for EVERYTHING!” By Bonnie He (2014 Graduate)
  • 18. Who Qualifies for Services? • Those students who fall under at least one of the following categories: – First Generation College Student (neither parent/guardian has completed a four year degree) – Low Income (based off Federal Government Guidelines) – Documented Disability (Current IEP, Current Doctor’s information within the last four years)
  • 19. How do you join SSS? • Complete an application found on our web site at • We do the rest
  • 20. Where is the SSS Office? • Location: ALUMNI GYM Room 6 – Across the street from Kennedy’s Bookstore & Holmes Hall • Phone: 859-257-9797 • Contacts: – Cassandra Johnson, Counselor ( – Valerie Rister, Learning Specialist ( – Lydia Wims, Director ( – Lynda Bush, Administrative Assistant (
  • 21. Student Support Services Looking forward to Seeing You In Our Office!