Student Success Center
At Southern Union, success is about having 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!
Business and Technology Center Building, Room 110
The mission of the Student Success Center is to assist students with overcoming challenges in course work, as well as to provide opportunities for skill development to help students succeed academically and professionally.
ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES
Tutor.com is online tutoring platform provided for all Southern Union students and can be accessed via Canvas. Students have free access to additional support 24/7 with the online their courses in math, business, science, social sciences, and computer information systems.
KUTA Software Create your own free worksheets and answer sheets to practice PreAlgebra, Algebra, and Calculus
Click here for an appointment. Students are able to meet in-person with tutors on the Opelika Campus or virtually via Zoom. Students who need assistance with a writing project are able to submit their writing project and receive feedback on their work from a writing coach.
Having trouble taking notes for lectures? Check this out: Effective Note Taking (by: Jeffery Jackson)
Click here for an appointment. Students are able to meet in-person with tutors on the Opelika Campus or virtually via Zoom. Science tutoring is available for the following courses:
Biology: BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 103, BIO 104, BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 220
Chemistry: CHM 104, CHM 105, CHM 111, CHM 112, CHM 221, CHM 222
Physics: PHY 201, PHY 202, PHY 213, PHY 214
Rachel Friend, Science Tutor
Fall 2021 Semester
Tuesdays 4:00 pm -7:00 pm (Virtual)
Wednesdays 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tutor.com is a free online tutoring platform available to all Southern Union students via the class portal in Canvas. Get assistance 24/7 from professional tutors in math, science, foreign languages, essay writing, computers, social sciences, and health sciences.
Student Success Series (Opelika and Wadley Campuses)
"Metacognition: Transform your Learning Experience" Metacognition is "thinking about how you think." If you are struggling with low test scores and understanding instructional material, the information you'll learn in this workshop could change your life! Registration
"Staying Focused and Motivated" According to ACT, 25% of all college students end up leaving before completing their sophomore year--that's 1 out of 4 students! Don't be on the wrong side of this statistic! Get eight tips and tricks on how to make it through your first year and beyond. Whether you are fresh out of high school or you're returning to school after a long absence, there is something you can get out of this webinar! Registration
Lunch and Learn Series (Opelika Campus- Learning Resource Center)
"Mindfulness" (September 23, 2021 - 12:30 pm) An interactive workshop to help you to discover the benefits of mindfulness and how it can contribute to your overall mental wellness and balance.
"How to Get and Keep the Perfect Job" (October 25, 2021 - 12:30 pm) This workshop will offer tips on how to land the job--including completing applications, cover letters, interview preparation--and how to keep the job using by pairing your skills and talents with some necessary on-the-job soft skills!
East Alabama Community Market Community resource for food.
2-1-1 Connects Alabama Connect with community resources for food, shelter, childcare, transportation, services for elderly or disabled individuals as well as crisis situations.
Childcare Resources Center Provides childcare services including advocacy, referrals, and financial assistance for childcare.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 (24/7)
Domestic Violence Intervention Center in Opelika, AL Hotline: 800-650-6522 (24/7)
JBS Mental Health Authority Alabama COVID Response Unit- Offering free telehealth/phone counseling services for those affected by COVID: Hotline: Call 205-949-2961 or email: Meaghan Bourque at email@example.com
Students requesting accommodations will need to complete the following steps:
- Complete a Request for Accommodations Form and attach your supporting medical documentation.
- Once the ADA Coordinator confirms receipt of the documentation, you'll be directed to make an appointment for an initial consultation.
- After the consultation, the ADA Coordinator will review all pertinent information and make a decision for reasonable accommodations for the student.
- If reasonable accommodations are warranted, the student will be contacted when the accommodations are ready and there will be a final meeting for an orientation for the student receiving their accommodations.
Students requesting accommodations will need to complete the following steps:
- Complete a Request for Accommodations Form.
- Submit supporting medical documentation along with their Accommodation Request Form to the ADA Coordinator where you plan to attend classes via email. If you received accommodations at another 2 or 4 year institution, you may have this information sent to Southern Union from that institution. Procedures vary so you would need to contact the department where you received your accommodations for the procedure on how this is done at that institution.
- Once the ADA Coordinator confirms receipt of your documentation, you'll be directed to make an appointment to discuss the accommodations.
After the consultation, the ADA Coordinator will review all pertinent information and make a decision for reasonable accommodations for the student.
If reasonable accommodations are warranted, the student will be contacted when the accommodations are ready and there will be a final meeting for an orientation for the student receiving their accommodations.
Opelika Campus: Cydney Mathews (firstname.lastname@example.org) , Business & Technology Center, Room 110 - Phone: 334-745-6437, Ext. 5488
Valley Campus: Robin Brown (email@example.com) Main Building - Phone: 334-756-4151, Ext. 5204
Wadley Campus: Carol Howell (firstname.lastname@example.org) Administrative Building, Suite 211- Phone: 256-395-2211, Ext. 5403
Some accommodations provided include:
- Testing Accommodations (additional testing and/or quiet, distraction-reduced testing, oral testing)
- Note Takers
- Assistive Technology for Notetaking (Sonocent Notetaking Software, Reader Pens, Livescribe Pen)
- Ability to record lectures
- For hearing impaired students: Remote captioning, Phonak FM-System, Interpreters
- Dragon Naturally-Speaking
Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities ACT: www.ADA.gov
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services http://www.rehab.alabama.gov/home
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-for-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-students/
Students With Visual Impairments http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-with-visual-impairments/
Students with Physical Disabilities http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-with-physical-disabilities/
Students with Learning Disabilities http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-with-learning-disabilities/
Students with Psychiatric Disabilities http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-planning-with-psychiatric-disabilities/
Students with Psychiatric Disabilities Writing Help https://edubirdie.com/blog/resources-for-students-with-psychiatric-disabilities
Students with Hearing Loss https://householdquotes.co.uk/living-with-hearing-loss/
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES STAFF
Cydney Mathews Coordinator, Student Success Center
ADA Coordinator-Opelika Campus
Email: email@example.com Phone: 334-745-6437, Ext. 5488
Rachel Friend, Science & Math Tutor
Shellie Smith, Writing Coach
Suzanne Byrd, Writing Coach