Where to Find Help

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  • Most college websites have links to a variety of student services on campus Look for links such as: counseling center, health center, library, financial aid office, etc.
  • Where to Find Help

    1. 1. Where to Find the Help You Need Do you know where to look?
    2. 2. Finding Help <ul><li>Early in the term, think about all of the services you might need to know about. </li></ul><ul><li>Write down phone numbers or e-mail addresses of people and places you will need to contact. </li></ul><ul><li>Find out where offices are located on campus. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to ask questions! </li></ul>
    3. 3. Where to Start <ul><li>The 1 st step in getting the assistance you need is to admit that you need it. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions and then familiarize yourself with college handbooks, brochures, and websites. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Places to Familiarize Yourself With <ul><li>Counseling Center </li></ul><ul><li>Health Center </li></ul><ul><li>Tutoring Center / Writing Center </li></ul><ul><li>Registrar </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Aid Office </li></ul><ul><li>Police and Fire Departments </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul>
    5. 5. Counseling & Health Center <ul><li>Counseling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offers both academic and emotional assistance for the many problems and/or concerns students have in college </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends may be good for the smaller problems, but sometimes it is better to get professional help for bigger problems when needed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Health Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurses and doctors on staff are available to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>assist with any health concerns </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Tutoring Center/Writing Center & Registrar <ul><li>Tutorial and Writing Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get help w/ any academic and/or learning challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One-on-one tutoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get help with papers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Registrar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get access to school records, admissions information, etc. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Financial Aid Office <ul><li>Get information regarding financial assistance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-campus employment </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Safety <ul><li>Police and Fire department </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep emergency numbers handy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get acquainted with campus security and know where they are located </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Other Helpful Means of Assistance <ul><li>E-mail addresses and phone numbers of your professors </li></ul><ul><li>Your Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Other faculty and staff members </li></ul>
    10. 10. Extra Tips on Getting Help <ul><li>Be persistent but patient </li></ul><ul><li>Try your best to remain pleasant </li></ul><ul><li>Be proactive, not reactive </li></ul><ul><li>Articulate what you need clearly and respectfully </li></ul>… And remember, it always helps to smile!

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