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Opportunities to take advantage of basic skills enrichment courses Personalized academic planning advice and monitoringAssistance understanding and resolving financial aid issuesAccess to tutoring through graduation·Personal counselors to turn to for help of any kindAcademic and personal success workshopsAdvocacy/collaboration with other University units on behalf of students (mentoring, advising, financial aid, housing, etc.)Student leadership development opportunitiesReferrals and recommendations Penn State Learning– 220 Boucke – 101A Patee – 7 SparksUseful resource for:Tutoring in Math, Writing, Foreign LanguagesTutoring in specific courses (as available)Guided Study Groups (GSG)are collaborative learning communities associated with challenging first- and second-year courses. These study sessions are held weekly and are guided by undergraduate peers who have previously taken and met success in the identified course(s). Anyone enrolling in the course may participate in these sessions at no additional charge. Some of the peer leaders will attend the current class lectures with you. All group leaders will work with you to review course material and help you master related concepts. They will assist you with problem-solving and the development of critical thinking skills. They will also share study strategies to help you achieve your goals for the course.Office of Student AffairsThe Office of Student Affairs has numerous specific departments and resources focused on issues, challenges, and problems that can arise in the life of any college student. The Office of Student Affairs may be a good starting point for any type of personal problem that is unrelated to academic questions.Specifically, some of the issues for which students can find assistance include:Women’s issuesCareer counselingLGBTA issues and concerns12
Legal services (landlord problems, criminal charges, civil litigation, etc.)Physical health Issues - disease or injuryEmotional or mental problems; What to do if you observe threatening behavior at the UniversityResidence hall livingFraternity and sorority lifeOff-campus livingCrisis responseStudent affairs contact points:The Center for Women Students: 204 Boucke Building, 863-2027Career Counseling: Bank of America Career Services Center, 865-2377LGBTA Student Resource Center: 101 Boucke Building, 863-1248Student Legal Services: 120 Boucke Building, 867-4388University Health Services: 863-0774Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): 501 Student Health Services, 863-0395As specialists in working with undergraduate and graduate students, staff at CAPS can help you address your concerns in a caring and supportive environment. CAPS can help