Where can I find academic support opportunities?
As a Valpo student, you have access to numerous campus resources committed to your success inside and outside of the classroom. Meeting your professors during their office hours is the first step on the path to gaining extra learning assistance with your coursework. In addition to professors’ office hours, many of Valpo’s academic departments and professional colleges offer weekly group help sessions, led by experienced Valpo students working as teaching assistants and peer tutors. Some professors may also offer group help sessions outside of their class times.
In addition, Valpo has four learning centers that offer a variety of group and individual learning assistance, mostly at the undergraduate level, free of charge to students. Take advantage of our learning centers, where peer tutors are available to help you grow as a writer, strengthen your learning strategies, practice language skills, and thrive during your academic journey.
Valpo’s Learning Centers
Unified in Purpose, Distinct in Service
Academic Success Center (ASC)
The ASC offers a variety of programs and services to support academic achievement, including Peer Tutoring (serving many 100-200 level courses), Supplemental Instruction (SI) and GS-100.
Hesse Learning Resource Center
The Hesse Center provides walk-in peer tutoring and help sessions in 100 and 200 level math, science and engineering courses required in the engineering program.
The Judith L. Beumer Writing Center offers individual peer consultations and workshops on writing to support undergraduate and graduate students in their development as writers.
Language Resource Center (LRC)
The LRC provides tutoring and resources for students of French, German, Spanish, and other languages. The LRC also facilitates opportunities for conversation exchange between international and domestic students.
Additional Student Support Resources
The Counseling Center’s
primary service is one-on-one counseling that assists students in overcoming personal issues that may negatively affect their ability to be successful and to make the most out of their Valpo experience. Visit the website to access helpful personal guides and to learn more about services you can receive.
The Access and Accommodations Resource Center
provides students with disabilities equal access to an education and to university life. Visit the website to learn more about accommodations, support services, and special programs.