Student Success Initiative

The Student Success Initiative (SSI) at EMU provides resources to students from different backgrounds, abilities, and needs. SSI focuses on facilitating success in the classroom and beyond!

Alphabetized List of Student Resources

Student Academics Success Programs

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    Academic Success Partnerships (ASP) Programs

    ASP was established at Eastern Michigan University
    in 2012 to equip students with relevant skills and training to be active learners
    focused on persistence and degree completion. Our commitment provides support
    beyond the classroom to help students manage work, life and professional development
    during their collegiate experience.

    Website: Academic Support Partnerships

    Partnerships include: 

    Brotherhood and Sisterhood (BHSH) Scholars Program

    -The Brotherhood and Sisterhood (BHSH) Scholars program at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is a student support program designed to assist first-year students of color during their transition to postsecondary education.  This program is housed within Academic Success Partnerships (ASP), a campus department committed to creating an inclusive environment for all students and providing them with the resources necessary to achieve their personal, academic and professional goals.

    Website: BSBH Scholar's 

    KCP College Day

    The King-Chávez-Parks College Day (CD) Program is  funded through the Martin Luther King, Jr. - César Chávez - Rosa Parks (KCP) Initiative that aims to prepare 6th-12th grade students for higher education.  Specifically, this program focuses its efforts on supporting academically and socioeconomically disadvantaged students who otherwise might not have access to the same resources and support. The KCP Initiative is dedicated to supporting underserved students as they transition from secondary education into college by providing critical early college awareness and intervention services like tutoring, mentoring, academic preparation, financial education and scholarships.

    Website: KCP College Day


    Michigan College and University Partnership (MICUP) is a program funded through the KCP Initiative that aims to prepare transfer students for attendance at a four-year institution, specifically those transferring from Henry Ford College and Wayne County Community College District.  MICUP focuses on serving academically, economically and socially disadvantaged students who otherwise might not have access to the same resources and support.

    The Baccalaureate Education Achievement Track (BEAT) aims to serve all transfer students at EMU, no matter the student's former institution.  MICUP-BEAT is housed together within the Academic Success Partnerships department and treated as a collaborative program geared toward transfer students. 

    Website: KCP MICUP-BEAT page.

    Mentorship, Access, and Guidance in College (MAGIC)

    MAGIC is an academic support program for youth experiencing foster care or an alumni of foster care and interested in college. MAGIC offers a place that offers real support so that you can be your best and most successful self! MAGIC is a campus based support program that exists to increase the graduation rates among students who have experienced foster care by removing barriers that interfere with academic success and the process of becoming an interdependent adult.

    Website: MAGIC

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    EMU Edge is a four-year academic support program designed to help students realize their higher education goals. To be eligible for the EMU Edge Program, students must be either academically at-risk or eligible for the federal Pell Grant. Students must also have a permanent residence in the state of Michigan. If you're not sure if you're eligible, contact us at [email protected] for assistance.

    Website: EDGE

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    Halle Library: The Halle Library offers many materials and services to support learning including online learning resources, online books and journals, consultation with a librarian, and research guides. 

    Website: Halle Library

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    The Holman Success Center provides academic support services for all EMU undergraduate students.

    Academic Services: tutoring, supplemental support, success coaching, and peer academic coaching.

    Website: Holman Success Center

    Drop-In Tutoring: HSC’s Drop-In Tutoring program is designed and organized to best fit EMU student needs. Our program offers free tutoring services in many of the most challenging general education and gateway courses on campus. Whether you have a few quick questions on an assignment or need some long-term help getting caught up, our tutors are there to help. 

    Website: Drop-In Tutoring 

    Peer-Academic Coaching: Meeting with a success coach is an excellent way for students to get on track academically and personalize their education. They assist students in navigating the University system, as well as assisting in tracking progress toward both academic and personal goals. 

    Website: Peer-Academic Coaching

    Success Coaching: Meeting with a success coach is an excellent way for students to get  on track academically and personalize their  education. They assist students in navigating the University system, as well as assisting in tracking progress toward both academic and personal goals.

    Website: Success Coaching

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    Mathematics & Statistics Tutoring Services: The College of Arts and Sciences is offering Mathematics & Statistics Tutoring services. The Math Lab is constantly evolving in an effort to best meet the needs of EMU students enrolled in undergraduate MATH and STAT courses.  If you are enrolled in an undergraduate MATH or STAT course, we welcome you to seek tutoring from the Math Tutoring Center.  We are pleased to be offering tutoring virtually during the Winter 2021 semester. We offer expanded online tutoring services through email, live chat via Discord, and 1:1 virtual meetings w/tutors through Zoom.

    Website: Mathematics & Statistics Tutoring Services

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    Office of Campus & Community Writing: University Writing Center
    -The University Writing Center's (UWC's) writing consultants provide virtual writing support through multiple means to all members of the EMU community—undergraduate and graduate students, international students, post-baccalaureate students, and faculty.

    Website: University Writing Center  

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    UNIV: is a course designed to help first-year students transition to the academic rigors of college. Students completing UNIV earn higher grades and persist at higher rates than their peers. Students learn how to successfully navigate the university system, what study techniques can enhance their grades, and how to live and learn in a multicultural environment. 

    Website: UNIV 

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     University of Advising & Career Development Center (UADCD): The EMU UACDC is here to help you choose the right academic and career paths for your goals, talents and passions. From helping you choose and register for coursework to exploring available employment opportunities, there are many ways the UACDC can open doors for you. 

    Website: UACDC  

Campus & University Resources

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    Campus Life: Campus Life offers student-centered learning, development and involvement activities that challenge and support the unique gifts, needs, experiences and interests of our students, our professional staff members and members of the broader campus community. We offer student-centered learning, development and involvement activities that promote and support student engagement and student success. We will be a national leader for innovative, effective, holistic individualized student-centered experiences outside the classroom.

    Website: Campus Life

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    Campus Life - Greek Life: Greek Letter organizations have existed at Eastern Michigan University since the mid-1800s. Since then, the community has recognized the importance and values associated with fraternal organizations and continues to grow. Today, the community consists of 4 councils made up of approximately 800 students. The College Panhellenic Council (CPC), Interfraternity Council (IFC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), and Multicultural Greek Council (MGC) pride themselves on their individuality, while promoting a community of a shared mission and values.

    Website: Campus Life-Greek Life 

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    Center of Race & Ethnicity (CORE): The Center of Race & Ethnicity cultivates and models a safe, inclusive, socially just environment for all members of the Eastern Michigan community. We do this by celebrating historically underrepresented populations and providing opportunities for cultural exploration, dialogue, personal reflection, student org advising and leadership development. We empower people to explore social change through examining the interconnectedness of culture and identity, educating themselves and engaging others. 

    Website: CORE 

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    Dean of Students: The Dean of Students Office works with students, student families, faculty and staff to create a culture of care designed to enhance students’ academic and personal success.

    Website: Dean of Students

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    Diversity & Community Involvement (DCI):The Department of Diversity and Community Involvement (DCI) offers many opportunities for students to learn, develop and find a place to belong. Through our various programs and services, we assist students with their transition to college, engage them in meaningful dialogue, help them develop their leadership potential, and equip them with the tools to become responsible global citizens. We encourage students to ask difficult questions, challenge the status quo and broaden the way they view themselves, the world and our campus community.

    Website: DCI 

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    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Resource Center: Stop by the LGBT Resource Center for event information, class resources, volunteer opportunities, books and DVD's or just to chat with our student staff. We strive to maintain an open and supportive environment for all. Our events and services are intended for all EMU staff and students. We're here for you.

    Website: LGBT Resource Center

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    Housing & Residential Life (HRL): Living on campus is the best way to make the most of your experience at Eastern. As a resident living on campus, you'll have the opportunity to make your college experience successful, memorable and enjoyable. Housing and Residence Life provides a welcoming student-centered environment that will be supportive and provide you with tools needed for the future.

    Website: Housing and Residential Life

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    General Education: The General Education Program is the basis for life-long learning and participation in a global world. It provides a rich experience, across a wide range of academics activities, and it promotes intellectual curiosity and a love of learning. 

    Website: General Education

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    Military & Veteran Resource Center: The knowledgeable staff at the Lt. Col. Charles S. Kettles Military and Veteran Services Resource Center takes pride in helping military and veteran students and their spouses and dependents achieve their educational goals. Applying to EMU is free for all veterans!

    Website: Military & Veteran Resource Center

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    Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS): OISS assists and advises international students and scholars in their unique educational and personal goals. OISS offers programs that engage the EMU and local community in global awareness and learning.

    Website: OISS 

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    Office of Ombuds: The Office of the Ombuds is available as a resource for students regarding any complaint, grievance, or appeal that may be academic or non-academic in nature. When working with our office, you will receive timely, objective and strategic information in a confidential manner to assist with the interpretation of policies and procedures. The role of the Ombuds is to ensure adherence to EMU policy, confirm due process as it relates to institutional protocol, assist with resolution and prevention of both academic and non-academic concerns, and to make appropriate data based recommendations to the Office of the Provost.

    Website: Office of Ombuds 

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    Occupational Therapy (OT) on Campus: A faculty-led, student facilitated program designed to support students in developing habits and routines that encourage success in the classroom and beyond. Get supports for stress and anxiety management, time management and organizational skills, study skills and procrastination management. Learn how to create a restorative sleep routine, modify your environment to support focus, energy, and ergonomics. Additionally, learn how to manage chronic conditions, and create a healthy lifestyle balance.

    Please email [email protected] to sign up for your first session. 

    Website: OT on Campus 

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    Provost’s Office: The Office of the Provost brings together key academic leadership and resources to promote excellence in teaching, research, professional achievement, creative activity and service. The Office of the Provost serves faculty and students in their pursuit of academic excellence.

    Website: Provost's Office

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    Student Athlete Support Services (SASS): The primary focus of Student Athlete Support Services (SASS) is to provide a comprehensive support program designed to facilitate the academic, athletic, personal, social and career goals of all varsity student-athletes.  The SASS staff members will promote and support success, cultural diversity, integrity and the student-athlete's timely progress towards graduation by incorporating a personal development model.

    Website: SASS

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    TRiO Student Support Services: Eastern Michigan University’s TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of TRIO SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants.      

    Website: TRiO Student Support Services 

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    Title IX Office of Compliance at Eastern Michigan University: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex under any education program or activity receiving federal financial aid. Sexual assault and sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

    Website: Title IX Office of Compliance 

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    VISION (Volunteers Incorporating Service Into Our Neighborhoods): VISION is dedicated to helping students, as well as staff, become actively engaged in service. It is our goal to address global and local issues and meet community needs. VISION is a great resource to help you meet your LBC requirement, earn pre-student teaching hours, become involved in the EMU community, and meet other wonderful people.

    Website: VISION 

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    The Women’s Resource Center: The Women's Resource Center is committed to recognizing and celebrating the diverse representations of women on campus, encouraging and supporting their personal growth, academic enrichment and professional development, offering advocacy and referral services, and providing educational programming and resources to help women reach their full potential. A women's center provides a safe space for women to go on campus. We are a place where women can be seen, heard, and believed. The WRC's physical space and all events are for trans and cis women; women of color; (dis)abled women; and women of any faith, socioeconomic status, body type, age, national origin, and sexual orientation.

    Website: The Women's Resource Center 

Disability Resources

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    Disability Resource Center (DRC): The Disability Resource Center works collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to create an accessible, sustainable, and inclusive educational environment for all students. The DRC acknowledges that classroom and campus accessibility needs and considerations are expanding as more classes and campus experiences incorporate online and technological components. The DRC staff is dedicated to providing access to students, faculty and staff with resources to educate and create an equitable campus experience for the EMU community. 

    Website: Disability Resource Center  

    Alternative Media: Alternative Media is the provision of printed materials in an alternative format for individuals with visual, physical or information processing disabilities. Alternative media, commonly referred to as “alt media” is the conversion of required course materials such as textbooks, coursework, exams and other print materials into an accessible format, such as PDF, RTF (Rich Text Format) or DOC (Document), DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System), MP3 (Audio) and Braille. Eastern Michigan University (EMU) considers requests for accommodations including alternative media conversion on an individual, case-by-case basis. Student must be registered with the DRC and determined eligible to receive alternative media services.

    Website: Alternative Media 

    Center for Adaptive Technology and Education (CATE): The Center for Adaptive Technology in Education (CATE Lab) was designed to assist students with disabilities incorporate computers and technology into the learning and working atmosphere of Eastern Michigan University (EMU). Successful integration of adaptive technology enables the user to participate in all aspects of the higher educational environment. The CATE Lab provides students with technology evaluations to determine how adaptive technology can improve their learning or working environment. 

    Website: CATE Lab 

Family Resources

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    The Children’s Institute: Our mission is to provide high-quality early childhood education programs for the children of EMU students, faculty, staff and surrounding communities. We participate in preparing EMU students to be early childhood education teachers. The Children's Institute provides high-quality care and education for children 18 months through 6 years. A full day program is available for toddlers, and full  and half day programs are available for preschoolers. Flights of Imagination, the summer program at the Children's Institute, offers exciting and varied programs for children entering kindergarten through first grade.

    Website: The Children's Institute 

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    Parents & Family: The Office of Family Programs at Eastern recognizes the integral role families play in student success, and provides support, resources and engagement opportunities to families of EMU students.There are a number of ways our office can help you engage in your student's experience. Start by attending Family Weekend and experiencing a slice of EMU life along with your student.

    Website: Parents & Family  

Health and Well-being Services

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    Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS): Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is dedicated to addressing the mental health needs of Eastern Michigan University students. Our staff provides free*, confidential counseling using a short-term model and limited psychiatry appointments for medication (insurance or payment is required; call to inquire).

    Website: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) 

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    Office of Wellness & Community Responsibility: Wellness is the active pursuit of optimal health. When we work on our wellbeing we become the best version of ourselves, allowing us to become better students, friends, colleagues and community members. Here at Eastern, our student wellness program aims to develop all aspects of the student. This includes intellectual, spiritual, physical, emotional, environmental, occupational social and financial wellbeing. The Office of Wellness provides several services and programs to address our student’s in each of these areas.

    Website: Office of Wellness and Community Responsibility 

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    Recreational Center & Intramural Sports (REC/IM): Eastern Michigan University's Recreation/Intramural Sports Department strives to provide the campus and surrounding community with quality recreational facilities and activities which promote a healthy lifestyle through participation in exercise, individual and team sports, educational programs, and recreational events. The Rec/IM Department works closely with students and other valuable resources toward the common University goals of unity, student development, and overall excellence in higher education.

    Website: Recreational Center & Intramural Sports

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    University Health Services: Integrated Healthcare Associates (IHA) has opened a new health center on Eastern’s campus, called the IHA Health Center @ EMU (see news release). This center provides primary care, urgent care, and gynecology services, serving EMU’s students, faculty, and staff along with the surrounding community. Additionally, a new independent pharmacy, called Campus Medical Pharmacy, operates in the IHA health center.

    Website: University Health Services 

 Scholarship Opportunities & Financial Supports

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    Brehm Center: The Delores Soderquist Brehm Center for Special Education Scholarship and Research is housed within the Department of Special Education and Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Education. Each year, 10 Scholars and 2 Fellows are selected from a pool of applicants. The Brehm Center is based on the two mutually supporting principles of transformational education of 1) research and 2) scholar/teacher/leader Development. The goal is to create special education/speech language pathology professionals and researchers whose focus is on understanding and exploring best practices for supporting people with disabilities. These individuals collaborate with families, people with disabilities, and educational or health care organizations to identify and share best practices, and ultimately transform services by way of their leadership in these organizations.

    Website: The Brehm Scholarship & Fellowship 

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    King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship: The Future Faculty Fellowship (FFF) Program was created by the Michigan State Legislature in 1986 as part of the larger King-Chavez-Parks Initiative, designed to stem the downward spiral of college graduation rates for students underrepresented in postsecondary education. The purpose of the FFF Program is to increase the pool of academically or economically disadvantaged candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers in postsecondary education. Preference may not be given to applicants on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender, or national origin. Applicants who would otherwise not be adequately represented in the graduate student and faculty populations are encouraged to apply.

    Website: King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship 

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    McNair Scholars Program: The purpose of the McNair Program is to assist students in completing their Bachelor's degree, and to gain admission to Master's / Doctoral programs. McNair Scholars receive many forms of assistance as they progress toward these goals. EMU McNair Scholars figure among the students in our nation with the greatest potential to become leaders in their academic disciplines. It is a great honor to become a McNair Scholar.

    Website: McNaish Scholars Program 

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    Service EMU: We combine information from multiple services available at EMU, including: Records and Registration, Student Business Services (Billing), Financial Aid. 

    Website: Service EMU  

 Educational Programs for High School Students

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    Early College Alliance at EMU: The Early College Alliance (ECA) is a unique educational program designed to fully immerse high school-aged students into the post-secondary learning environment. ECA is a public, early/middle college program located on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. It exists in partnership with local school districts, including the Washtenaw Intermediate School District. The program gives students an opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school and offers strong, academically focused students a chance to enroll in advanced, college-level coursework. It also provides an alternative for students who may not feel connected to their school.

    Website: Early Colleage Alliance at EMU

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    Engage @ EMU with Eastern Scholars: The Eastern Scholars program is concurrent enrollment, which offers college-level courses at high schools. This academic program is customized to meet the needs of both EMU and the high school. It prepares students to receive academic credit upon completion of the course work. The curriculum is focused on the principles of the associate discipline and will afford students the opportunity to develop skills in a specific area.

    Website: Engage @EMU 

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    KCP College Day: The King-Chávez-Parks College Day (CD) Program is  funded through the Martin Luther King, Jr. - César Chávez - Rosa Parks (KCP) Initiative that aims to prepare 6th-12th grade students for higher education.  Specifically, this program focuses its efforts on supporting academically and socioeconomically disadvantaged students who otherwise might not have access to the same resources and support. The KCP Initiative is dedicated to supporting underserved students as they transition from secondary education into college by providing critical early college awareness and intervention services like tutoring, mentoring, academic preparation, financial education and scholarships.

    Website: KCP College Day  

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    Upward Bound: EMU Upward Bound is a Federally-funded pre-college academic program designed to provide students from Ypsilanti Community High School with the academic skills enhancement and motivation necessary to obtain a college degree. EMU Upward Bound is staffed by experienced, caring counselors and professionals who want to help young people achieve their dreams and most importantly build their character. Program services and activities are free to those who participate in the program. Participants can even earn a monthly stipend for miscellaneous education expenses.

    Website: Upward Bound