Student Support Services

Committing to Success

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Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by Ian Sane

1. Visit the office of one of the student services and collect an information pamphlet. If you are a distance student, go to the website.

2. Take a picture of yourself holding the pamphlet and/or reading the website.

3. Write a short description of why you chose to visit that particular location and how/why you think this Student Success Service will help you be a better student. Discuss when you plan to go to the service.

4. Share your image and description.

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Getting Help

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1. Think about what has happened the past two weeks. Look at your schedule for the upcoming two weeks.

2. Look at the list of Student Success Services. Pick two services that might help you process the past two weeks and/or be more successful the next two weeks.

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3. Visit each of their webpages and take notes on:

  • How do you make an appointment?
  • What do you need to do to be prepared for the appointment?
  • What do you need to bring to the appointment?

4. Share what you have found about the two services.

Identifying Help

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1. Think about a tough time you’ve had during your academic career (it does not have to be while at ODU) and/or consider a time when a friend struggled,

3. What Student Service service may have helped your or your friend in that time of struggle? How and why? (Consider visiting some of the websites below.)

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3. Briefly write about the issue and the Student Success Service that might help. Post your reflection.

Knowing Your Student Services

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1. Select one of ODU’s Student Support Services you did not know about. Go to the website and read about the service. (If you already knew about all the services, pick one you would like to know more about.)

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2. Briefly reflect on when and how that service might be useful to you in the future.

3. Share your reflection.

Mid-/End-of-Course, Reflecting on Using Student Services

1. Schedule and attend at least one appointment/visit with a Student Success Service. 2. After you have completed at least one appointment with a Student Success Service, reflect on the following questions:

  • How useful was the service in helping you during your term?
  • What might you have done to help make the appointment more useful?

3. Share your reflection. ODU Student Support Services