United for Success (Formerly Learning Skills Services)

The United for Success program, which began at SSU in 1964, is a federally-funded TRiO Student Support Services program designed to help first generation, low-income students, including students with disabilities, who have a goal to graduate with a Bachelor's degree within six years.

The US program provides eligible students with a rich variety of services designed to provide academic, personal and social support to achieve your goals and dreams. The program serves 350 students each year.

Who is Eligible?

To qualify for US you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and meet one of the following:

  • Be a first generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor's degree from a 4 year college in the United States)
  • Meet low-income requirements
  • Have a documented learning difference and/or physical disability

Services include:

  • Academic support through Individualized Instruction and tutoring.
  • Small group tutoring in the Math Lab.
  • Computer-based learning in the Computer Lab.
  • Learning Plans based on Learning Strengths and Multiple Intelligences.
  • Workshops in study skills, financial literacy, career planning, personal development and other topics of interest.
  • Special events to enhance cultural and academic enrichment.

How to Apply:

Submit a completed application to a receptionist in the Learning Center.

If eligible you will be invited to meet for an initial intake meeting with the Learning Center Director or a Student Support Specialist to set up services.