Academic Support Partners

Several Departments and Centers on campus offer free services, such as:


Math Clinic

The Department of Mathematics offers “Math Help” via the Math clinic, the Calculus Help Center, University College Clinic, and some private tutoring . The schedules for the clinic can be found online at the Math Department website. You can also pick up the schedules from the front desk of the Math Department, room 215 Carnegie Building. For more information, call the department at 315-443-1471.

Physics Clinic

The Physics Clinic offers assistance for courses in both Physics and Astronomy. If you have any questions about the Physics Clinic contact Professor Vidali or 315-443-9115.

Writing Center

The Writing Center, located at 101 Huntington Beard Crouse Hall (HBC), is available for anyone interested in developing writing skills suited to any curriculum. For undergraduate and graduate students, the Writing Center offers a place where they can improve their writing, regardless of their level of development, by working with consultants at any stage of the writing process. For faculty, it is a resource which enables them to supplement their own classroom writing instruction through student referral, requests for in-class workshops and presentations led by consultants, and dialogue with staff members about writing pedagogy. The Writing Center is staffed by professional, graduate, and peer writing consultants. To make an appointment, log on to the website using your SU NetID and the first nine digits of your SU ID# (without hyphens). Services are also available on a drop-in basis Monday through Thursday, 10 AM to 2 PM. You can call the Writing Center at 315-443-5289.

Alpha Chi Sigma

Alpha Chi Sigma, the Professional Chemistry Fraternity, offers free group tutoring for general Chemistry classes (CHE 106, 116) and Organic Chemistry (CHE 275, 285). Check for upcoming tutoring events or contact the main Chemistry Department office in the Center for Science and Technology, 1-014. Phone is 315-443-2925.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society, offers free tutoring for any Whitman required course. For more information, contact the Undergraduate Office at Martin J. Whitman School of Management- Room 215.

Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi, the National Accounting Fraternity, offers free tutoring for some accounting courses. For more information, contact the Undergraduate Program office at Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Suite 215.

College of Arts and Sciences, Advising and Academic Support

Academic Counselors at the Advising and Academic Support office are available to help students with academic issues such as time management, study strategies, test-taking, and semester planning. Services are available to all students; special outreach is made to lower-division students, explanatory students, and students having academic difficultly.

College of Visual and Performing Arts

The VPA’s Office of Student Support Services has implemented a peer advising program for all incoming first-year and transfer students. In addition to the peer advising program, extensive academic advising in available along with other professional development opportunities.

English Language Institute

The ELI provides courses designed to meet the needs of nonnative speakers of English who are at least 17 years of age and have completed their secondary education. The courses are tailored to specific academic and professional needs covering a broad scope of categories.

Office of Supportive Services

The OSS is home to the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and the Student Support Services (SSS) project. These programs are driven toward improving student retention and graduation rates for all eligible SU students. OSS works with all of the schools and colleges that make up SU.

College of Engineering and Computer Science

The Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW) at the College of Engineering and Computer Science are designed to meet the educational, professional, and personal development needs of all students – with particular emphasis on students in the engineering and computer science fields.

School of Education

Students needing help in School of Education courses should contact the Office of Academic and Student Services.

School of Information Studies

iSchool provides several programs to support and enhance the undergraduate student experience. The BOOST Iniative, Black and Latino Information Studies Support (BLISTS), Women in Information Technology (WIT), and the Peer Advisor program are just a few of the many resources available to iSchool students.

Syracuse Law

The Office of Student Life encompasses a variety of programs designed to support all students enrolled in the Law College. The Office provides a series of programs including academic advisement, disability services, academic workshops, tutoring, and academic skills development workshops.

Office of Veterans and Military Affairs

The SU Veterans Initiative includes a series of programs and offices designed to assist veterans who are current or prospective students. In addition to various courses of study, the Initiative includes the Veterans Resource Center, Veterans Career Transition Program, and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families.

SUNY-ESF – Academic Support Services Office

SUNY-ESF provides extensive services for incoming and current students. For incoming students, Academic Support Services offer a variety of avenues to help with acclimating to the demanding nature of the ESF curricula. For current students, there are tutoring options, academic support workshops, and support for students on academic probation among a host of other services and programs.