Jun 06, 2023  
NSU Catalog 2021-2022 
NSU Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Success Center

Britt Lorenz, Executive Director


The Student Success Center empowers and supports all Northern students to succeed. The team of professional work together to support all Northern students free of charge. You can access our whether you are on campus, online or part-time.

Academic Tutoring is offered in the northwest corner of the Beulah Williams Library.  Writing support is available for all types of writing assignments from essays and research papers to lab reports, personal statements, and correspondence. Reading assistance is offered for all disciplines to teach comprehension and strategies for managing large amounts of reading. Math tutoring is available for math and statistics courses through the Math Help Center, and supports science classes such as chemistry and physics as well. Tutoring in other subject areas is available upon request.

Supplemental Instruction is a specialized form of academic support that is available for certain general education courses.  Supplemental instruction (SI) makes use of learning teams to assist groups of students. Each, the SI scheduled in published on myNSU.

Academic Advising is a key component of student success.  Advisors are available to assist students with choosing a major, selecting classes, and navigating degree requirements.  Advisors are based in multiple locations throughout the campus.

TRiO Student Support Services is a federally-funded grant program to assist first-generation, low-income, and students with disabilities.  Services include intensive advising, financial assistance, academic counseling, career exploration, and cultural events.  Student Support Services (SSS) is located in Avera Student Center Room 209-211.

TRiO Upward Bound is a federally-funded program to assist first-generation and low-income high school students prepare for college.  Intensive instruction, advising, and assistance with college applications and FAFSA are characteristics of Upward Bound.  Upward Bound is located in Spafford Hall 205A.

The American Indian Circle Program provides cultural programming and academic support to Northern’s Native students.  Advising services and academic counseling are available in Dacotah Hall 108.

Career services are available at the Career Center, located in Mewaldt-Jensen Room 102.  Resources to assist students in selecting a major/career field, graduate or professional school planning, occupational research, professional development, and employment assistance are all available to NSU students at no cost.  Students can also get assistance with résumés and cover letters, personal statements, and interview skills.

Career Services maintains WolfWork, an online platform that provides employment resources to students, alumni, and recruiters alike.  Part-time local jobs, including federal Work Study, are posted on WolfWork, as well as full-time professional positions and internships related to NSU fields of study.  Staff also publish campus-recruiting events, including regular job fairs, and other career development activities on site.