Thursday, July 25th, 2024

SSI Partners with Akademos to Provide State-of-the-Art Course Materials Platform

Move further promotes exceptional service and advanced technology at Millersville University.

Student Services Inc. (SSI) at Millersville University has selected Akademos to provide the University’s almost 8,000 students access to a convenient online bookstore and course materials platform. A vital center of the central Pennsylvania community, Millersville University inspires engaging intellectual and personal growth. The new online bookstore will launch this summer to support its fall 2020 term.

“Student Services, Inc. is pleased to announce our partnership with Akademos to provide textbooks for our students at Millersville University.  Akademos is an industry leader in lowering textbook costs for students across the country while helping to ensure student success,” says Geoff Beers, CEO, SSI.

The Akademos course materials platform will allow students to see a personalized listing of the textbooks required for each of their courses, and to order materials for an entire term, rapidly and efficiently. A wide selection of new, used, rental and digital formats will be offered, as well as access to the Akademos Marketplace of over 100 million used textbooks at an average of 60% off. Additionally, students will have the freedom to use financial aid on all purchases along with free shipping options.

The platform will additionally support Millersville University’s faculty and administrators with a comprehensive course materials adoption process that includes a step-by-step guide for selections, recommendations and past adoption history along with the ability to compare prices in real-time. The paired analytics dashboard will give leadership increased visibility into the entire management process with the ability to track critical data, including student purchasing and utilization, and communicate with faculty and students via built-in notifications.

“We are excited to partner with Student Services Inc. to provide Millersville administration, faculty, and students powerful and personalized tools that will streamline every step in the course materials management process and further promote the technological advancement of the entire university,” said Raj Kaji, CEO, Akademos.

About Student Services Inc.
Founded in 1956, Student Services, Inc.’s core purpose is to enhance the Millersville University campus community by providing professional management services, while demonstrating excellent customer service practices through dedication and commitment to enrich the student’s social, cultural, and educational experience at Millersville University. Our employees show great pride and dedication in serving the Millersville campus and community. Nearly half of our full-time employees are Millersville University alumni.

Student Services, Inc. is a not for profit 501(c)3 corporation. The Board of Directors of SSI is comprised of 13 individuals representing the Council of Trustees, the Community, and Students.

Student Services, Inc. is a major supporter of Millersville University, Millersville University Athletics, Student Organizations and the surrounding community. The mission of the organizations is to provide facilities, services and activities that optimize the student experience and to provide predictable financial support for Millersville University.

About Akademos
Akademos provides higher education institutions with a full-service online platform to manage course materials, from monitoring adoptions and compliance to purchasing textbooks to measuring utilization. More than just an online bookstore, we give school administrators a single platform to streamline course adoptions and meet compliance regulations. For students, the platform simplifies the purchasing and access of materials through a personalized portal that connects with school SIS, LMS, and payment systems. Akademos gives colleges and universities a more transparent, convenient, and cost-effective solution to manage how course materials are used and measured, helping to improve textbook affordability and student success. Learn more at



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