Student Support Services

Student Support Services provides a supportive environment for academic success, retention, career planning and college graduation for individuals who are first generation, low-income college students. We accomplish this by helping students make adjustments to living away from home, monitoring student progress to insure good academic standing, providing students with academic tutoring, support groups, workshops and academic advice. All services are provided at no cost to qualified students.

Students are eligible for SSS if they meet the following requirements: 

  • A citizen or national of the United States or meets the residency requirements for Federal Financial Aid
  • Enrolled or admitted to Henderson State University the next academic term
  • Has a need for academic support in order to pursue successfully a post-secondary degree
  • Student is low-income, first-generation college student or has a disability 


Tutorial Services - Free one-on-one tutoring is available for eligible participants upon request for all general education classes or courses from within the major field of study. Tutors are carefully selected based on their understanding of the subject they are tutoring and receive training in how to mentor tutees in good study habits and study strategies. 

Student Support Services currently offers free one-on-one tutoring in Algebra; Accounting A, B; Aeronautics; Anatomy; Basic English; Biology; Botany; Business Law; Business Statistics; Calculus (Pre, I, II); Chemistry; Computer Science; Discreet Math; Earth Systems; English A, B; Finance; Foreign Language; Genetics; Government; History; Macroeconomics; Marketing; Masters of Western Lit; Math Analysis; Microbiology; Microeconomics; Physical Science; Physics; Psychology; Sociology; and Zoology. If a course is not listed, SSS students are advised to contact the tutor coordinator, Debbie Miller, at 230-5251 to request tutoring in any area. Students are encouraged to make full use of tutoring service for regularly scheduled tutoring, special projects and papers, Praxis, tutoring, and studying for exams. 

Henderson State University Student Support Services offers two types of tutoring for eligible participants in its program:

  • One-on-one tutoring scheduled between the student and tutor - One-on-one tutoring is where the student and tutor schedule a time and place to meet that is convenient for both. Public areas such as class buildings, SSS Office, SSS tutoring center, the library or the commuter lounge are recommended. SSS students may receive up to three hours tutoring per week for each subject and may be tutored in more than one subject.
  • Drop-in tutoring in certain buildings at specific times - Drop-in tutoring is offered with a tutor assigned to the SSS office at specific hours. These sessions are limited to high demand subjects such as Math and Science. If SSS participants need tutoring in these subjects, they are welcome to drop in for help without an appointment.

Career Selection - Students are encouraged to explore career choices using the ACT E-Discover Career Planning program available through the SSS office. This program will provide a private profile of a student's strengths and interests and allow the student access to a current database of occupations and college majors. ACT's World of Work organizes occupations into six clusters, parallel to Hollands Hexagon, to help users focus on preparing for career options that fit them best.

Computer Labs - SSS has two modern computer labs providing students access to 14 computer stations. SSS helps new students with computer student account questions; provides software to assist with course requirements; has the most modern scanners available in both labs; provides color and black-and-white printers for school related educational needs.

Office Equipment - Copy machine and fax machine for school or educational needs.

Workshops - SSS offers workshops that deal with a wide range of topics such as: Study Skills and Study Strategies, Etiquette, Stress and time Management, Laptop computer use, and How to Get a Job and Keep It.

Cultural Events - SSS provides free tickets for events on campus that provide cultural enrichment for the student. SSS also attempts to travel to locations off-campus that can provide educational and cultural awareness.

Financial Aid Information - SSS attempts to keep current information available on scholarships and grants to encourage students to broaden the means by which their education is financed. Education Specialists assist SSS students with filing the FAFSA update on-line. SSS scholarships and grants are available on a limited basis for SSS students who have become active in the program for at least one full semester and meet other criteria required for awards.