Learn more about Student Support Services at Siena Heights University
Siena Heights University has a long and successful history of educating first-generation college students. Part of that history includes Student Support Services, a federally funded program on our Adrian campus. SSS provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next.
Director of Student Support Services
“I do whatever I can to help you graduate from Siena Heights with a bachelor's degree… We are more than just a freshmen program… we continue throughout the entire time you are here; we check on you academically, we help you with financial aid… We have a freshmen transition scholars program where we [invite] freshmen on campus two weeks prior to school… we are caring… we can cross through the departments to get the services that you need.”
Learn more about First Year Experience (FYE) at Siena Heights University
The purpose of LAS100 (First Year Experience) is to assist new students in making a successful transition to Siena Heights University both personally and academically. This course aims to foster a sense of belonging, promote engagement in the curricular and co-curricular life of the University, encourage self-responsibility, articulate to students the benefits of a Liberal Arts higher education and the expectations and values of the University while introducing the mission of the University. The course also seeks to help students develop and apply essential study skills, enhance critical thinking and communication skills, and explore interests, abilities and values with respect to a major and career.
For more information about First Year Experience and how we can help make your transition successful at SHU, please click here.
Director: Vicky Wright
Learn more about Academic Advising at Siena Heights University
This office is a starting point for prospective and current students who are still exploring their academic options. Let our qualified and professional team of advisers help you figure out what you want to do – and how you can do it. There is a degree path for every student – and we will help you discover it!
Director: Wiona Porath
Located on the main floor of the Siena Heights University library, the Writing Center is a free resource on the Adrian campus. Staffed by talented undergraduate students, the Writing Center offers help at all stages in the writing process. Students are encouraged to visit the Writing Center for a drop-in session or to schedule an appointment.
For more information about tutors, appointments and schedules, or to access various online writing resources, please click here.
Assistant Professor of English
Writing Center Director
Learn more about Career Services at Siena Heights University
It’s never too early to start thinking about what you are going to do after graduation. In fact, once that decision is made, it may help put you on the right academic path to achieve that goal. The primary mission of the Career Services Office is to provide students assistance with identifying a career, developing a professional plan, evaluating and implementing career choices and creating a professional image. Career Services will assist students with engaging in self-assessment; obtaining occupational information; exploring employment, graduate and professional school opportunities; and professional preparation including presenting themselves effectively as candidates. Career Services is committed to providing personal attention to students needing assistance in all aspects of their career path.
For more information, links, and other career resources, please visit Career Services on MySiena.