The mission of the Student Academic Success Center (SASC), a learning assistance center comprised of a collaboration of academic support services, is to provide a holistic approach to student development, learning, and persistence towards academic and personal goal attainment. SASC accomplishes its mission through the following objectives:
Promoting an environment that develops and engages a diverse community of learners.
Empowering students to take responsibility and become accountable for their learning.
Providing students with services and activities that develop the skills necessary for academic success and personal growth.
Facilitating an ongoing assessment of student learning and persistence.
Leading and collaborating with the campus community in the areas of student success, engagement, and retention.
The MSU Denver Tutoring Center provides a diverse range of individual and group peer-tutoring services to all currently enrolled MSU Denver students FREE OF CHARGE in both lower division and upper division courses. Tutors are professionally trained, competent in subject material, and areas such as diversity, learning styles, and communication. Students may either come in for tutoring during specified walk-in hours for a course, or they can schedule a one on one appointment online.
The supplemental instruction program provides academic assistance to students by providing regularly scheduled, out-of-class peer facilitated study sessions. SI sessions are regularly-scheduled, informal review sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and predict test items. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together. All SI sessions are facilitated by SI leaders who have previously done well in the course and who attend all class lectures, take notes, and act as model students.
The Federal TRiO Student Support program is a Federal grant funded program that provides academic and student support to students with disabilities, low income, or first generation students. The program is designed to help selected students who meet these criteria to overcome social and cultural barriers to higher education.
The Scholar Success program provides academic support services, leadership development programs, and enrichment activities to scholarship students. The program assists students in reaching their full academic potential and achieving their goals for graduation.
Our goal is to help students resolve specific issues, attain academic success and graduate from MSU Denver. We provide individualized support to students in overcoming academic obstacles or barriers, and act as a student advocate when appropriate.
Brother to Brother (B2B) is an Urban Male Initiative Program that is designed to assist students to build strong study habits, organizational skills, and test taking skills. B2B develops social activities to create a sense of community for male students including the development of friendships with peers and students.
The Immigrant Services Program provides academic support and tutoring services to immigrants, refugees, undocumented students and non-native English speaking students.
The MSU Denver Fostering Success Program supports independent MSU Denver student who come from foster care, kinship care, group home, or orphaned backgrounds. The goal of the Fostering Success program is to create a community of support for students and help them reach the goal of graduation and securing a job after graduation. The Fostering Success program consists of a network of MSU Denver Faculty and Staff dedicated to walking alongside students and supporting them in all areas of life.
Transfer Services Program provides academic support for transferring students coming in to MSU Denver.