Support systems at college

Support systems

Familiarize yourself with what's offered on your campus as early as possible, so you'll be prepared for anything that comes your way.

Here are support services many colleges provide:

Tutoring Centers

Offer help with your class work, studying or writing papers.

Counseling Services

Provide confidential help on a wide range of problems. Trained staff members talk to you and provide support and encouragement.

Career Centers

Offer information on various careers, counseling on what career is right for you, resume writing assistance, and interview advice.

Disability Centers

If you have a physical or learning disability, the staff at the disability center can provide information and guide you towards programs and scholarships, and work with faculty to get the help you need.

Health Centers

Have trained physicians to give you a check-up when you're feeling sick, plus resources to guide you to other health services in the community. Some offer vaccinations, flu shots, and medications.

Financial Aid Office

Work with you to make sure you can afford college, and point you towards resources and scholarships.

Tech Centers

Offer in-person and phone services to walk you through your technology issues.

Academic Advisors

Help you decide what classes to take and when, choose majors and stay on course.

Resident Assistants (RAs)

Your RA lives in your residence hall and can give you advice and information about the campus and college life in general. And they can help you if you're having problems with your roommate.


Can be a good source of help and information for anything from academic to personal problems. 

Librarians and the Library

Provide all kinds of academic resources. Librarians are experts in getting you the information you need.

Family & Friends

This may be a parent, guardian, family member, older sibling, teacher, school counselor, coach or religious leader. Create a support system to help you out. Don't be afraid to ask for help or advice.

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