The newly launched Science Success Center (SSC) aims to inspire undergraduate students to envision their futures in science and supports them through academic advising, access to academic and career development resources and programming and opportunities for learning and development that take them beyond the classroom.

The Center provides a physical space to support collaborative learning and enrichment of our diverse community of students, faculty and staff. SSC also hosts events for students so they can expand their network of connections, gain greater professional skills and feel a sense of belonging in our science community.

We develop services that not only support students but also empower them to take responsibility for their individual learning and growth.

Located in Kidder Hall 109, the Science Success Center has a full-time staff available so students can drop by at any time for help and resources they need to succeed. Our hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The SSC team comprises more than 25 sophomores, juniors and seniors who serve as Peer Advisors and perform outreach to students via phone and email. They also meet with students on a one-on-one basis. Peer Advisors are a key part of the Center are supported and supervised by a team of four professional staff. These trained science student advisors are well-informed on the tools, services and resources that are available to all students and can help them navigate campus services. In addition, Peer Advisors have extensive experience with registration, study abroad, internships, research opportunities and campus activities.

The Center provides students with academic challenges with the tools to address those obstacles. They counsel students through individual challenges so they feel empowered to thrive both inside and outside the classroom.

Our mission is to provide an inclusive science resource center where students, as well as faculty, can make connections that improve their lives academically, socially, professionally, and personally. This holistic approach helps us build a strong diverse community that appreciates and values differences.

Science Success Center Staff and Resources

See Dean’s office staff for contact information.

Science Tutoring Centers

OSU Academic Resources

  • Beth Ray Center for Academic Support – when you need to get in the zone, the study zone, head here. Staff offer academic success programs, general purpose classrooms, a computer lab, open study areas and plenty of study rooms. 
  • Supplemental Instruction – meet with small study groups of your peers to get help with challenging courses. Located on the second floor of BRC.
  • Academic Success Center – learn the strategies to help you maximize your learning and success. Understand the science behind why things work.
  • Undergraduate Research and Writing Studio,  main floor of Valley Library. A place to work and receive writing help from trained peers as you write. No appointment needed.
  • Online Writing Lab (OWL) –receive feedback from a writing assistant via Skype or email
  • Computer Labs – find a computer when you need one