Student Success Center
History and Scope
The Student Success Center was created in the fall of 2007 as a result of combining the Adult Re-entry Center, Student Academic Services, and the University Learning Center, to provide comprehensive programs and services to students to aid in the development and implementation of their educational plans and goals. Through the Center’s programs and services, students are empowered to develop the skills and abilities to make a positive adjustment within the campus community.
The Student Success Center concentrates its efforts on the areas of advising, orientation, first year success and student transitions, and veteran and non-traditional student services. Within these areas of emphasis, the Student Success Center provides programs and services targeted toward increased student satisfaction, retention, persistence, and completion of intended academic achievements. A focus is placed on students’ successful transitional and academic adjustments into and throughout their educational experiences.
The Student Success Center provides quality academic advising for all undergraduate students deciding on a major – new freshmen, transfer, current, and re-entering students. Professional advisors provide academic and referral services to students until a major is declared. The Student Success Center also serves as a resource for professional and faculty advisors across campus.
The Student Success Center coordinates the new student orientation programs, which include freshmen and transfer orientation, and welcomes new students and families to campus with important information needed as they begin their college career at UND.
First Year Success and Student Transitions
The Student Success Center provides services and programs to ensure that students transition into and through the university successfully. From new students working through their first year to current students transitioning majors, the Student Success Center offers support to students throughout their time at UND.
The Student Success Center offers the following success course: UNIV 101 Introduction to University Life.
Veteran and Non-Traditional Student Services
The Student Success Center is a place where Veteran and non-traditional students are provided assistance as they navigate the many challenges of college life. Current and prospective Veteran and non-traditional students will find a supportive atmosphere for gathering information and gaining re-entry assistance. Programs and services are delivered throughout the year to meet the unique needs of the Veteran and nontraditional student populations.
Outstanding Academic Advisor Award
Each year the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award is given in recognition of an undergraduate academic advisor who exemplifies outstanding service in the areas of a caring attitude, strong knowledge of UND policies and procedures, and ability to integrate a student's social, educational, career, and life goals and objectives.
D.J. Robertson Award
The D.J. Robertson Academic Award is presented each fall and spring in recognition of academic excellence by freshman students. These students must achieve a 4.00 grade point average and have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of traditionally graded coursework.
Thomas J. Clifford Outstanding Freshman Award
The Thomas J. Clifford Outstanding Freshman Award recognizes a sophomore student who, in his or her freshman year, best exemplified the highest academic standards and leadership through participation in University extra-curricular activities and/or community service.
To qualify for the Thomas J. Clifford Outstanding Freshman Award, the student must have completed a minimum of 24 semester hours in two semesters preceding the award. Also, the student must not have completed more than 40 semester hours. This excludes credit earned while in high school and/or credit established through other special examinations. The student must be a present and/or previous recipient of the D.J. Robertson Academic Award.