Academic Support

Career Services

The Office of Career Services is available to help students become well-informed and well-prepared to make good career choices. Staff work with students to identify and develop a career path that is in alignment with their skills, values and interests.

As graduation approaches, the office offers job placement services. Workshops on resume writing, cover letter composition, interviewing skills and job search strategies are provided. The office also maintains a website that lists job opportunities as well as conducts an annual Job Fair which brings employers to campus for the purpose of meeting and interviewing students who are near graduation.

While students are attending college, Career Development also can assist them in securing on and off campus part-time employment.

The Office of Career Services is located in Massie Hall, room 124. The telephone number is 351-3027.

Student Success Center

The Student Success Center is designed to offer a range of services to students to integrate students into the University community.

The office works collaboratively with faculty to provide advising for course sequencing through testing services and prerequisite checks. Determining your degree program plan by using the Degree Audit System and the current catalog makes your decisions for registration easier.

Placement testing directs students into the University curriculum and ensures that students register for courses that match their level of academic preparedness for college 

Other academic support includes completion of Academic Improvement Plans, supplemental instruction, tutoring, computer labs, counseling at the time of withdrawal from the University and re-entry procedures for students who wish to return.

The Student Success Center is located in Massie Hall, first floor. The telephone number is 351-3594.

Faculty Advising

Initially, incoming freshmen are seen at the Student Success Center(SSC). In some cases, such as with undecided students, students who place into developmental classes or are awaiting acceptance into selective admission programs, SSC will continue to provide advising. Otherwise, a student will be assigned a faculty advisor in the department of their major. Students must contact their advisors prior to registration.

Advising is focused on helping a student in planning each semester’s program of courses. The General Education Program is explained as well as departmental requirements. The faculty member will then counsel the student in the selection of appropriate courses. Throughout the advising process, the faculty member will review the student’s academic progress, assist in obtaining appropriate support services and periodically review the student’s educational plan. 

To obtain a faculty advisor, contact the department secretary of your major who will schedule you an appointment.

Student Life

An advocate for students, Student Life contributes to learning, development, and retention by providing opportunities for involvement, leadership, and empowerment through a wide variety of organizations and programs. These experiences nurture campus pride and student success to advance an inclusive and equitable community.

Veteran Services

Contact Information

Shawnee State University
Attn: Eric Ramaekers

940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

University Center, Suite 219

(740) 351-4441

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