The Office of Student Success

The Office of Student Success (OSS) is dedicated to the academic achievement, support and engagement of all Stevenson University students. Located in Garrison Hall South, OSS provides a wide variety of academic programming, resources and services, such as:

  • Academic advising and course planning
  • Academic support planning
  • Connection to campus resources
  • Disability support services
  • First-Year experience programming
  • Group workshops
  • Individual and group tutoring
  • Mentoring programs for transfer students
  • Pre-Health professions advising
  • Student success coaching to all freshmen students

The Office of Student Success uses a holistic approach with students that enables them to optimize their academic potential, persist in their studies, and complete their degrees. 

Academic Advising

Academic Advising at Stevenson University is a free support service available to all degree-seeking students. Advisors assist with a wide range of academic matters from selecting a major to planning for graduate school.

All first-time freshmen have an assigned Student Success Coach to help them navigate the many aspects of the college experience, including course planning and registration assistance. Student Success Coaches work with each student to develop an individualized plan for their academic, professional, and personal success. Transfer students and continuing sophomores through seniors are assigned to faculty advisors who specialize in a single major. Faculty advisors assist students in a wide array of academic concerns and course planning while also providing students with career and internship guidance within their specific fields. Students who have not selected a major are assigned to advisors in the Office of Student Success. Students are responsible for fulfilling degree requirements, but advisors are the assisting experts who can help students plan an efficient program of study.

Disability Services

Stevenson University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified students with documented disabilities. To establish eligibility for services, students must register with the Office of Disability Services (ODS) and identify the specific accommodations they require. Eligibility for accommodations is determined on an individualized basis, based on the student’s documented need. Office of Disability Services (ODS) can be reached at 443-352-5320 or

For the complete policy on Students with Disabilities, see University Policies located on the university website.

John L Stasiak Academic Link Learning Center

Stevenson University’s Academic Link is designed to help students achieve success in their academic endeavors. The Link works with students to help them develop the skills that are necessary to be successful at the college level through tutoring, academic test proctoring, and more.

Writing consultants and subject-based tutors are available for many classes offered at Stevenson. Students can also attend group review sessions for select classes through the Peer Assisted Learning program. The Academic Link Testing Center is available for approved accommodated and make-up exams. Please see the Academic Link SU Now Portal page for additional information.

First Year Experience

The First Year Experience (FYE) at Stevenson is an intentionally designed, cross-campus collaboration program that ensures students are receiving the support and encouragement they need to successfully transition to SU both academically and socially. The First Year Experience office collaborates with campus partners to develop major programs for new students including: Mustang Days, New Student Orientation, Convocation, and First Year Seminar and supporting Student Success Coaching initiatives. Throughout these shared experiences, students will connect with numerous individuals across campus (faculty, staff and other students), better understand the campus resources available to them, develop the skills necessary to be successful in college, and make a smooth transition to college life.