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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 


OUR MISSION

The mission of the Student Success Center is to enhance student learning and development through programs and staff. The Student Success Center is open to all Southern Union State Community College students for tutoring or for a quiet place to study. 

Services Available

MATH LAB

Courses for available for tutoring.

Appointments are available on the Opelika Campus are face-to-face or virtual. Appointments on the Wadley and Valley Campuses are virtual.

Click here for an appointment.

Numberade Online Bootcamp Free help with PreCalculus, Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, and Biologyby taught by top educators!

Tutor Matching Service

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


WRITING LAB

Appointments on the Opelika Campus are face-to-face or virtual. Appointments on the Wadley and Valley Campuses are virtual.  Students are able to submit writing projects and receive feedback on their work. Click here for an appointment.

Having trouble taking notes for lectures? Check this out: Effective Note Taking (by: Jeffery Jackson)

Effective Note Taking Not sure what to write or how to take notes in class? Watch this short video for tips of improving your note taking.

Brainstorming: Ready, Set, Write! Starting your writing project is can be challenging. Here's a video on jumpstart your next writing project.


 

ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

Students requesting accommodations will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Complete a Request for Accommodations Form.
  2. Submit supporting medical documentation to the ADA Coordinator on the campus where you plan to attend classes via email.
  3. Once the ADA Coordinator confirms receipt of the documentation, you'll be directed to make appointment an initial consultation.
  4. After the consultation, the ADA Coordinator will review all pertinent information and make a decision for reasonable accommodations for the student. 
  5. 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:

  1. Complete a Request for Accommodations Form.
  2. 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.
  3. Once the ADA Coordinator confirms receipt of your documentation, you'll be directed to make an appointment to discuss the accommodations.
  4. 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 (cmathews@suscc.edu) , Business & Technology Center, Room 110 - Phone: 334-745-6437, Ext. 5488

Valley Campus: Robin Brown (rbrown@suscc.edu) Main Building -  Phone: 334-756-4151, Ext. 5204

Wadley Campus: Carol Howell (chowell@suscc.edu) 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 

Requests for Accommodations Form

Criteria for Disability Documentation

ADA Release Form for other schools (for Southern Union students to request to transfer their records to another institution.)

The Department of Justice published revised final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for title II (State and local government services) and title III (public accommodations and commercial facilities) on September 15, 2010, in the Federal Register. These requirements, or rules, contain updated requirements, including the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design (2010 Standards).

Policy for Service Animals on Campus
 

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES STAFF

Picture of Cydney Mathews

Cydney Mathews Coordinator, Student Success Center
ADA Coordinator-Opelika Campus
Email: cmathews@suscc.edu  Phone: 334-745-6437, Ext. 5488

 

Destin Priester, Math Tutor
dpriester@suscc.edu
Jeffrey Jackson, Writing Coach
jjackson@suscc.edu
Isaiah Prather, Math Tutor
iprather@suscc.edu
Wendy Lundy, Writing Coach
wlundy@suscc.edu..
Caitlin Knight, Writing Coach
caknight@suscc.edu
    Carlena Barker, Writing Coach (Valley)
    cbarker@suscc.edu
Tessa Thompson, Writing Coach
tthompson@suscc.edu
Noori Mallaji, Writing Coach
nmallaji@suscc.edu
Janice Canty, Writing Coach
jcanty@suscc.edu
Shellie Smith, Writing Coach
ssmith@suscc.edu
Sherri Sumners, Writing Coach
ssumners@suscc.edu
 
Jennifer Gray, Writing Coach (Wadley)
jgray@suscc.edu