Student Success

Student Success

Office of Learning Services

The Office of Learning Services coordinates academic accommodations and related services for students with learning and physical disabilities who meet eligibility criteria set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA 2008) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This also extends to individuals with handicapping conditions that substantially limit a major life activity, such as learning.

General information and inquiries regarding services can be obtained by contacting the Office of Learning Services at 717-871-5554. More information can also be found on their website.

Registrar’s Office

The office of the Registrar seeks to help students with registration, degree auditing, academic plans, and student success resources to better provide students with informed academic information and advisement. They also process transcript requests and have information about changing majors and minors.

For further information on the resources this office provides, visit their website.

Student Access and Support Services

The Office of Student Access and Support Services (SASS) is home to the Lancaster Partnership Program, the Pre-Scholars Summer Institute and the Millersville Scholars Program. SASS provides services for any student in one of their programs who may need additional support to successfully navigate their four-year college experience.

SASS focuses on college readiness, college access and academic persistence. By working with staff and faculty across campus departments, SASS offers various programs that assist students in their academic and professional development, giving them support at various levels throughout their academic careers and beyond.

For more information, visit their website.

Tutoring Center

The MU Tutoring Center is located at 355 Lyle Hall, on the third floor, and is responsible for coordinating tutoring services at no cost to all Millersville University students. The Center offers tutoring in courses offered by the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, the College of Science and Technology, and a limited selection of courses from the College of Education and Human Services. A division of the Office of Learning Services, The Tutoring Center also offers specialty workshops on time-management, organizational, note-taking, critical thinking, and study skills. Additional services may be provided on an individualized or specialty group basis.

Graduate assistants and student workers help coordinate individual and group tutoring services for students seeking assistance. MU Tutors are both faculty and students (undergraduate & graduate who have received a B+ or better in the subjects they tutor). While a student receives tutoring in a course, the tutor works closely with the professor in order to provide optimal assistance. Tutors also have several opportunities each semester to receive International Tutor Training and Certification that will improve technique and build more efficient connections with their tutees. The Tutoring Center welcomes and encourages all Millersville University students to utilize tutoring services.

If you would like more information about the Tutoring Center, visit their website.

Writing Center

Is your student having trouble starting their paper?
Is your student unsure if their paper makes sense?
Does your student have questions, or just need someone to look at their paper before handing it in?

The Writing Center is here for them! At the Writing Center, they will meet one-on-one with a trained peer tutor who will help them with their paper at any stage of the writing process. This service comes especially in handy when large research papers or essays for their classes are due and they need assistance with them. The best part about this is that it is free to all students.

For more information, you can visit the Writing Center’s website.

Department of Academic Advisement & Student Development

Your student’s academic journey is unique to them. Millersville University’s academic advisors are committed to helping your student assess their interests and academic abilities using the latest technologies available. We will help them find a program that interests them and guide them along the most efficient path to the completion of that degree.

All advisors have a strong commitment to our University community. We work to create a relationship between student and advisor so that we can serve each student’s diverse needs and encourage their individual intellectual potential. They even provide success strategies for online learning which is especially helpful during the present crisis.

To see a more complete list of the services that Academic Advisement offers, visit their website.

Mentorship at Millersville

Simply stated, mentoring is a goal-oriented partnership built on trust and mutual respect. Mentoring can be formally defined as a structured and sustained relationship in which experienced persons provide guidance and feedback to less-experienced persons for the purpose of facilitating skill development or enhancing academic, professional or personal growth.

The Mentorship Office is a centralized resource center for the Millersville University community, providing mentoring opportunities, guidance, support, and recognition for Millersville mentoring relationships and programs.

The mission of the Mentorship Office is to support current mentoring programs on campus by building their capacity to provide targeted and high-impact mentorship for students and to develop new opportunities for students not currently served by ongoing mentoring programs.

There are both on-campus and online opportunities to participate in mentoring; as a mentor and as a mentee. Here is a brief list of some of the mentoring programs currently in place on-campus.

  • The Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering,
  • Biology Mentorship Program (BMP),
  • College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP),
  • The Color of Teaching,
  • Latino Student Leadership Institute,
  • Library Research Fellows,
  • Met-Mentoring Program,
  • Millersville Concerned Men(MCM)/Women (MCW),
  • Psychology Peer Mentoring,
  • Professional Development School (PDS),
  • University Honors College Mentoring,
  • Workforce Traineeship Program.

For more information on these and other mentoring programs, visit the Mentorship at Millersville website.