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Academic Success

Resources to Support Academic Success at OSU

Student Life Disability Services collaborates with and empowers students who have disabilities in order to coordinate support services and programs that enable equal access to an education and university life.

The Younkin Success Center functions as a hub for services related to student success:

  • Dennis Learning Center - The overall mission of the Dennis Learning Center (DLC) is to provide students of all backgrounds with strategies for college success that will enable them to enter, excel in, and complete programs of postsecondary education. DLC serves as a resource for students in need of learning assistance in a number of areas, including motivation, academic stress, procrastination, study skills, time management, test-taking strategies, learning from text, note taking, and self-regulation strategies. In addition to the services they offer at their physcial location, they have robust online resources for those looking to bolster their study skills. 
  • Tutoring - The Younkin Success Center offers tutoring in mathematics, chemistry, and physics.  While there is no tutoring in Biochemistry, the tutors may be of particular help to students who are working to bolster their understanding of the fundamentals and prerequisite coursework.
  • Counseling and Consultation Service - Personal well-being is crucial to academic success. CCS provides comprehensive individual and group mental health services and can help students with stress management, anxiety, academic adjustment, and many other related concerns. 

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Undergraduate programs are committed to serving the needs of students from underrepresented groups, while cultivating a shared environment in which all students can learn and develop through experiences rich in diversity. Their programs focus on retention, community building, and academic success.

The Learning Toolbox curates tools that can help students manage their learning. 

Get Involved!

Students involved in extracurricular activities acquire various skills in leadership and communi¬≠cation. Participation in research, an on-campus job, student clubs, honorary societies, or volunteering are just a few ways to stay involved. Search student organizations through the Office of Student Life or read more about student organizations affiliated with the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry