Jun 15, 2024  
Jarvis Christian University 
Jarvis Christian University

Student Success Services

The Office of Student Success Services

Unit Mission

The mission of Student Success Services is to advocate for, support, and empower students to persist and progress toward graduation through efficient, holistic, and appreciative advising. By creating an equitable environment for our diverse student population, we will promote the benefits and value of a liberal arts education, foster student development and success, and stimulate academic and career exploration. It is also our mission to collaborate with campus partners to ensure continuity of service and provide an excellent educational experience for our students.

Two-Tier Academic Advising Model

Jarvis Christian University takes a student-centered approach when it comes to assisting students with reaching their academic potential by implementing the Two-Tier Academic Advising Model. Two-Tier advising is a collaborative model used by Jarvis Christian Faculty and Professional Academic Advisors which approaches advising at two progressive levels: Tier One and Tier Two. Tier one is developmental advising carried out by Student Success Services (SSS) until the student has earned 60 hours, and in Tier Two, the student will be transitioned to their faculty advisor until matriculation from the University. This model establishes an ongoing intentional relationship between advisors and/or faculty and students.

First-Year Experience (FYE)

FYE is a course designed to help students make the transition from high school to college. The class meets on Thursdays from 11:00 am to 11:50 a.m. Each week the class focuses on a topic that provides information and opportunities that will lead students to have a successful college experience.

Second Year Experience (SYE)

SYE includes programming and activities designed specifically to help students through their second year. This will allow students to learn about Student Leadership programs, academic majors, Career Center Service, Community Services and other available resources at JCU. Students will also be introduce to the Digital Badge Program.

Tutorial Service/ Engagement

The SSS offices provide students with mentors and academic support enabling students to overcome the challenges often faced during the first and second year of college. The department facilitates workshops and activities for all students. SSS staff members teach students the skills needed to effectively communicate with professors and track student progress.

The Writing Lab

The Writing Lab is an integral part of the Student Success Services Program, providing all-level writing support to students. One-on-one tutoring sessions are available to all students. The Writing Coordinator will edit and critique students original work.

Computer Lab and Testing

The Computer Lab may be used for all scholarly activities (academic research, course assignments, etc.) The Office of Student Success Services also serves as a center for ACT Residual, LSAT testing, and evaluation of students for course placement purposes.

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services (DSS) seeks to ensure that students who have been identified receive reasonable and appropriate accommodations, outlined by the federal law, to have equal access to all institutional programs and services, regardless of the type and extent of disability.