Student Support Services (SSS)

Ensure Your Success at Siena Heights and Beyond 
Siena Heights University wants students to do everything they can to get the most out of their education. The Office of Student Support Services (SSS) can help. Here are some "elite skills" students will learn as participants in SSS:


Study Skills

  • How to study (building block for success)
  • How to accomplish academic success (mentoring/tutoring, academic degree plans and monitoring, co-advising, financial aid)


  • How to seek help and support (understanding campus policies and practices, including personal counseling, health, residence life)

Business Etiquette

  • How to conduct yourself during a business luncheon/dinner

  • How to make "small talk" in a professional setting

Career Exploration

  • How to maximize career opportunities (career exploration, co-ops and internships, resumes, cover letters)

  • How to consider the next step (grad school and employment opportunities)

Who Can Participate?
To qualify for SSS, participants must meet a combination of the following federal regulations (guidelines as to the number of students served varies with each of these qualifications. Therefore, some students may be placed on a waiting list.):

  • First Generation in College: If neither parent/legal guardian has earned a four-year baccalaureate degree. (This includes if you lived with, and received support from, one parent/guardian who does not hold a four-year degree.)
  • Limited Family Income: A student whose family income falls within limits set by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by Siena Heights University.
  • Documented Disability: This includes a physical and/or mental impairment which substantially limits any major life activities or you are regarded as having such an impairment.

For more on Student Support Services at Siena Heights University, click here.


Contact Information

Director: Robert Detwiler
Phone: 517-264-7631

Program Coordinator: Patricia Gray
Phone: 517-264-7616

Learning Specialist and Students with Disabilities Coordinator: Laura Lyall
Phone: 517-264-7683

Administrative Assistant: 

Melissa Krzyzaniak
Phone: 517-264-7630

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Monday through Friday
Sacred Heart Hall, Third Floor

Contact Us at (800) 521-0009.
Siena Heights University Main Campus. 1247 E. Siena Heights Dr. Adrian, MI 49221.