Having read hundreds of appeals from students who had been suspended or who found themselves on strict probation, I have discovered that while each case is unique, the kids of problems students face are not. In most cases, students faced unexpected problems. But the problem did not lead to suspension; instead, it was the failure to identify and then address the problems that led to academic difficulty. Listed below are common problems and campus resources are available for free. IF YOUR EFFORTS TO ADDRESS PROBLEMS IN ANY AREA OF YOUR LIFE ARE NOT WORKING, TALK TO SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP IDENTIFY MORE EFFECTIVE STEPS TO TAKE. CONTACT ANY OF THE RESOURCES LISTED; TALK TO A PROFESSOR; CONTACT YOUR ADVISOR; OR CONTACT ME: Theron Snell (262-595-2041).
Financial Aid Office WYLL D191 595-2574
Even if you have checked earlier, you may be eligible if your circumstances have changed. Check again.
CareerCenter WYLL D173 595-2452
The Career Center has listings of employers on and off campus. Advisors can help you start the process and also help you identify areas of interest to pursue.
The best person to ask for help in a class is the instructor. Go over your exams to identify patterns. Identify the areas that are proving difficult. If you have issues affecting your performance, talk with the professor to see what (if any) alterations can be made.
The Advising Center WYLL 107 595-2040
Talk to one of the advisors, even if you already have an academic advisor. They can help define the issues you face and how and with whom to address them. They know the various deadlines, procedures and paperwork that needs to be done. They can help you choose the best option. The advisors can also work with you to improve your approach to your work for better results. Get the facts and guidance from someone who really knows.
PARC Tutoring Center WYLL D180 595-2444
Tutoring is available in a variety of subjects. Don't wait until you get poor grades to seek out help; act at the first hint you are sliding.
SENSE OF ISOLATION
Academic and Social Clubs UNION 209 595-2294
There are dozens of clubs and groups covering many different interests, social and ethnic groups. Check with Union 209 to find out whom to contact and how to find others with common interests and concerns.
Office of Multicultural Student Affiars (OMSA) WYLL D182 595-2731
This office offers mentor programs, advising and supportive activities for students of color. It also houses the offices of the Black Student Union and Latinos Unidos.
Parkside Adult Student Alliance (PASA) MOLN D127 595-2706
A student group, it provides support for non-traditional aged students. Non-traditional students make up almost 30% of the student population.
Womyn's Center WYLL Concourse 595-2610
This group provides support for and recognition of the unique needs of women on campus.
PHYSICAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL DISABILITY
Disability Services WYLL D175 595-2610
The Americans With Disabilities Act requires appropriate accommodations be made for students with diagnosed disabilities including physical problems, learning and psychological disabilities. These accommodations are coordinated through this office.
PERSONAL, FAMILY, GRIEF OR MEDICAL ISSUES
Student Health and Counseling Center Building east of Tallent Hall 595-2366
Nursing and doctor care and referrals for medical problems; professional counseling to deal with personal or psychological issues that affect academic success. Free and confidential.
Student Support Services WYLL D175 595-2726
This program has eligibility requirements, but it provides close, intense support and advising. Contact them to determine if you are eligible.