Learning Skills Services

The Learning Skills Services program, which began at SSU in 1964, is a federally-funded TRiO Student Support Services program designed to help first generation, low-income students, including students with disabilities, who have a goal to graduate with a Bachelor's degree within six years.

The LSS program provides eligible students with a rich variety of services designed to provide academic, personal and social support to achieve your goals and dreams. The program serves 350 students each year.

Who is Eligible?

To qualify for LSS you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and meet one of the following:

  • Be a first generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor's degree from a 4 year college in the United States)
  • Meet low-income requirements
  • Have a documented learning difference and/or physical disability

Services include:

  • Academic support through Individualized Instruction and tutoring.
  • Small group tutoring in the Math Lab.
  • Computer-based learning in the Computer Lab.
  • Learning Plans based on Learning Strengths and Multiple Intelligences.
  • Targeted support for Science, Technology and Math majors (STEM).
  • Mentoring with PALS.
  • Workshops in study skills, financial literacy, career planning, personal development and other topics of interest.
  • Special events to enhance cultural and academic enrichment.

How to Apply:

Submit a completed application to a receptionist in the LSS Office.

If eligible you will be invited to meet for an initial intake meeting with the Learning Center Manager or a Student Support Specialist to set up services.