Student Support Services for first-year students
What to expect from Student Support Services your first year at NAU
Peer mentoring Accordion Closed
As a Student Support Services (SSS) student, a peer mentor will work with you throughout your first year at NAU. Peer mentors are undergraduate students familiar with college life’s academic and social rigors. They are knowledgeable about campus resources and skilled in navigating the campus climate.
Peer mentors provide support in the areas of:
- transitioning to college
- class selection and career and academic opportunities
- personal guidance
You will meet with your peer mentor at least three times per semester.
Workshops and group gatherings Accordion Closed
SSS students benefit from peer-led workshops on a variety of topics:
- time management
- study skills
- paying for college
- budgeting and finance
- getting involved on campus
- campus resources
- career development workshops
Your peer mentor will lead a group of students at least twice during the semester for workshops and social events. The group gatherings focus on self-development and group interaction. Getting together with the same small group creates a community within the program.
Guidance from professional staff Accordion Closed
You will meet with a professional staff member one to two times per semester. The staff members are well-versed in the challenges that first-year SSS students face. You’ll get a chance to review grades, address any financial issues, and strategize how to have a successful first year at NAU.
Additional services Accordion Closed
In addition to the great aspects of the SSS program, you will have the opportunity to receive additional services:
- access to weekly academic tutoring through the Academic Success Centers
- access to a learning specialist for specialized study skills instruction
- professional counseling through NAU’s Counseling Services
- financial literacy module to gain knowledge in finances
- the opportunity for a grant each semester to help pay for college