Center for Student Success opens
Rob Karwath | December 03, 2015
Find out how it's helping our students succeed.
Successful university students not only focus on academic performance but also become engaged in campus life and take steps to develop their professional paths.
That’s the belief behind the new Center for Student Success and Engagement at Northwestern Health Sciences University, which officially opened Wednesday Dec. 2 on the university’s Bloomington campus.
The Center is a collaboration among the newly developed Academic Success Center, Northwestern’s Student Senate, student clubs and organizations and a restructured Career Services Department.
“All of these resources have come together in one central space to help support the development and success of our student body,” Northwestern President Christopher Cassirer said.
Students, faculty and staff attended the grand opening, where they explored the new center, enjoyed food and beverages and talked to center leaders.
The center is under the direction of Dr. Emily Tweed in her new role as Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, as well as Becky Lawyer, Director of the Academic Success Center and a university counselor.
The Academic Success Center provides resources to support Northwestern students’ educations, as well as a dedicated space for individual and group tutoring. It also offers:
- Academic advising
- Academic coaching and study-skills development
- Personal counseling, community referrals and mental health self-help resources
- Disability services
- Writing lab services