Student Support Services
- Students with Bereavement Issues or Emergencies
- Violations of Title IX (sexual assault, sexual misconduct)
- Student Withdrawal from University
- Parents Association and Parents' Board
- Academic Success Center
- Orientation and Advisement
- Outreach Counselor
- Student Access Services
- Wellness Office
Student Support Services is designed to offer guidance to students in times of need. Our mission is to provide personal attention and resources to students as they work to achieve their academic and personal goals. Student Support Services serves as a major link between academic and student affairs striving to improve student retention through positive communication and relationships with students, faculty, staff, and families. We will help students find the necessary information or resources so they may have a personally rewarding education at Bradley University.
ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER
The Academic Success Center strengthens comprehensive learning, enhances retention, and promotes student success by providing academic support services to Bradley students. The programs provided include:
The University Program helps students get started at Bradley on the right track by ensuring appropriate academic advisement and goal-setting for major(s) of interest. Students in University Program majors will be assigned an advisor in their college or a professional advisor and will spend time outside of their traditional classes working toward developing habits that enhance academic success and identifying major options that align with students’ interests, skills, and goals.
ACADEMIC EXPLORATION PROGRAM
The Academic Exploration Program (AEP) helps students with undecided majors and undeclared majors (exploratory students) identify and pursue their academic and professional goals.
Through a combination of instruction, reflection and exposure, students gain the experience and confidence to declare a major and succeed professionally. The key to success in the Academic Exploration Program rests with the student-academic advisor relationship. Each student in AEP is assigned an advisor, with whom they will spend time in the classroom and in one-on-one advising within the first semester. The award-winning academic advisement in AEP is integrated throughout the AEP curriculum and helps students select the major and career path that's best for them through the lens of whole student development.
The Academic Success Center and select academic departments provide free drop-in tutoring. Schedules for all free tutoring services provided across campus are provided on the ASC website.
TURNING POINT RETENTION PROGRAM
Many students experience some form of academic difficulty during their college career. At Bradley, students whose difficulty has resulted in academic probation are required to participate in the Turning Point Program (TPP). The Turning Point Program's mission is to assist first-time probation students as they work to regain good academic standing. Program participants meet with TPP staff and create and accomplish a plan for the semester that may include the Learning Enhancement Strategies Seminar (AEP 115), weekly accountability meetings, or connections to other campus resources.
Students experiencing challenges that are causing academic difficulty (poor time management, test anxiety or inadequate test-taking strategies, low reading comprehension, etc.) can meet with an ASC staff member to create a learning improvement plan and to identify strategies to improve their likelihood of academic success.
AEP 115: Learning Enhancement Strategies Seminar
The Learning Enhancement Seminar (AEP 115) is for University program students to ensure they have the college-level study skills necessary to be successful at Bradley and to help explore a broader set of major options. Topics include self-regulation, time management, note taking, test taking, textbook reading, and goal setting.
ORIENTATION AND ADVISEMENT
Freshmen Orientation will give students the necessary tools to deal with a wide range of emotions as they begin their “college career” at Bradley University.Orientation is a necessary introduction to college life and to the challenges and opportunities students will encounter. Because of its importance, it is REQUIRED that first year students attend one 2-1/2 day sessions offered during the summer.During Orientation, students will meet other students through social activities, register for fall semester classes, become familiar with campus and learn about campus life, and participate in “team orientated” events.
Academic Advisement at Bradley is decentralized, meaning that all students are assigned a faculty advisor in the major they are currently declared in, including the Academic Exploration Program. If a student changes their major, they will be assigned a new academic advisor. Advisors help students to define academic and career goals, provide course planning assistance, clarification of academic policies and regulations, and provide awareness and guidance to those interested in studying abroad or in registering an internship for credit with the Smith Career Center. Students should feel comfortable contacting their academic advisor not only during registration periods, but all year long. We also provide online resources to aid students in the advising and registration process.
STUDENT ACCESS SERVICES
Student Access Services ensures that students with disabilities have equal access to all Bradley University programs, activities and provides students with the opportunity to reach their full potential by coordinating academic accommodations, promoting independence and self-advocacy and providing information and referral to appropriate resources.
The Bradley University Wellness Office offers current and accurate health information and programming on the 8 dimensions of wellness: Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Intellectual, Occupational, Physical, Social, and Spiritual, by promoting smart and healthy behavioral choices through collaboration within the university, out in the community, and nationwide.
Our vision is to create a culture where making healthy choices in all 8 dimensions of wellness and acceptance of all individuals is the norm at Bradley University. This is accomplished through the programming provided by the student groups housed from the Wellness Office that include HEAT (Help, Empower and Teach), SONOR (SOcial NORming), Get Fit Stay Fit, and the Body Project.