Southern Union State Community College

Success Center


Location: Business and Technology Center Building
Room 110 (First Floor)

At Southern Union, success is about having the support. The Success Center located on the Opelika Campus, offers Southern Union students free services designed to maximize student involvement in their personal learning and development. Our staff works collaboratively with students as they explore options for creating academic and personal success. We want to see our students succeed!


The mission of the Student Success Center is to enhance student learning and development through programs and staff.



The Student Success Center located on the Opelika Campus offers free, one-on-one assistance for all writers at Southern Union. Our highly trained staff of Writing Coaches are available to assist with any kind of writing, whether it’s for an English course or for courses other than English.  

Math tutoring is available for the following math classes:

MTH 090 General Mathematics
MTH 098 Elementary Algebra
MTH 100 Intermediate College Algebra
MTH 110 Finite Math
MTH 112 Pre-Calculus Algebra
MTH 113 Pre-Calculus Trigonometry
MTH 115 Pre-Calculus Algebra & Trigonometry
MTH 120 Calculus and Its Applications
MTH 125 Calculus I
MTH 126 Calculus II
MTH 227 Calculus III
MTH 231 Math for Elementary School Teacher I
MTH 232 Math for Elementary School Teacher II
MTH 237 Linear Algebra
MTH 238 Applied Differential Equations I
MTH 246 Mathematics of Finance
MTH 265 Elementary Statistics

 Tutoring Schedules for Spring 2017 

Opelika Campus
Valley Campus
Wadley Campus

Appointments for Tutoring

In order to maximize our student’s time and to provide more personalized attention, students are encouraged to make an appointment to work with a tutor. Walk-ins are also available on a first come-first served basis. Group study sessions are also available by appointment. 

Click here to set an appointment for tutoring.

Academic Boot Camp

The Academic Boot Camp is designed to assist those students who desire to improve their testing scores on the Accuplacer Placement Test. In order to participate in the Boot Camp:

  1. Test takers must have taken the Accuplacer Placement Test once.
  2. Students must not have taken the Accuplacer more than once in a three (3) year period.

The Boot Camp is a two-week program designed to target specific testing areas from the Accuplacer Placement Test where students need more development in order to achieve higher test scores.

An initial assessment is administered at the beginning of the Boot Camp session to determine the needs of the student. With the support of our trained staff of math and English tutors, students complete a self-paced, computer-based program which will focus a specific area which needs development. At the end of the two week session, students have the opportunity take a retest of the Accuplacer. 

More information about the upcoming Boot Camp dates will be added soon. Please check back for details.

Student Success Workshops

Throughout the semester, the Success Center will facilitate student success workshops for Southern Union students to enhance their learning opportunities. The workshops will cover a wide variety of subject matter including Study Skills, Time Management, Job Searching Strategies, Soft Skills, and information about academic policies and other vital information that could impact your academic success while attending Southern Union.

Services for Persons with Disabilities

As defined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1190, Southern Union provides environmental and programmatic access for individuals with documented disabilities. For more information about services Southern Union provides to students in need of accommodations and how to receive these services click here.  


JOB FAIR 2017 


Southern Union recently hosted a job fair on the Opelika Campus with over 50 area companies represented from the Lee, Chambers, and Randolph County areas. Students were encouraged to dress to impress and to bring copies of their resumes as some organizations conducted interviews on site. The job fair was open to all majors and an invitation was extended to the community. The event hosted nearly 250 attendees. If you missed this years job fair, click here is a list of companies that attended as well as contact information.

Job Fair at Opelika Campus of Southern Union State Community College





Cydney Mathews
Coordinator, Student Success Center
ADA Coordinator-Opelika Campus

Phone: 334.745.6437 Extension 5488

Lindsay Shaughnessy, Math Tutor

Caitlin Knight, Writing Coach

Elizabeth Lester, Writing Coach

Kate Nelson, Writing Coach

Zeke Weldon, Writing Coach