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Student Success Services

Under the guidance and direction of Rebecca Weidensaul, PhD, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management & Student Success, Drexel has a wide variety of coordinated student success services to assist our Dragons throughout their academic careers. These services have been developed with the intention of creating an integrated community of support that increases students’ ease of access to these valuable services by eliminating unnecessary barriers and, ultimately, providing more avenues to student success.

The result of this extensive work has resulted in the development of designated destinations operating within a collaborative network that allows students to easily find and navigate between the support resources they need to ensure continued academic growth.

Some of Drexel’s student success resources include:

The ARC (Academic Resource Center)

Located in the Korman Center, The ARC (Academic Resource Center) provides tutoring, academic coaching, workshops, specialized courses, dedicated study space, and more in one centralized on-campus destination.

  • Center for Learning and Academic Success Services (CLASS):  An integral part of the ARC, the Center for Learning and Academic Success Services (CLASS) connects students with peers and professional staff through coaching, tutoring, and a wide variety of services that foster academic success and personal growth.
  • STEM Support and Student Success Services: Home of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LS-AMP) and the Bridge to the Doctorate Graduate Fellowship (BTD), this department works to provide new pathways and opportunities for underrepresented minority students within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Office of Inter-College Advising (ICA)

ICA Essential Functions

Functions and Activities of Inter-College Advising

The Office of Inter-College Advising is responsible for leading university-wide academic advising initiatives to develop strategies that enhance the student academic experience and help students fulfill their educational goals. The Office supports the fundamental mission of academic advisors across campus who provide guidance and support to students navigating curricular and co-curricular subject matter. In addition, the Inter-College Advising team seeks to collaborate across academic units to help create a positive collective impact on the recruitment and retention of Drexel students. The Office serves as a conduit of information between EMSS and the academic advising offices to ensure new processes and practices are developed and implemented smoothly.

Student Success

Develop data-driven processes and analytics to improve student retention, satisfaction, and success, ultimately leading to graduation. Enhance the student educational experience while engaging the student as an active participant.

Academic Advising

Strive to standardize and elevate the undergraduate and graduate academic advising practices across all of Drexel’s colleges and schools by developing training programs and analytical reporting.

Student Retention Initiatives

Support university-wide retention initiatives with the goal of helping to increase the first-to-second-year retention rate among undergraduate students.

Cross College Partnership

Build strategic partnerships with schools, colleges and academic units to ensure University resources are being used as effectively. Provide support as needed for individual student case management.

Cocurricular Partnership

Facilitate collaborations between advising units and academic support services on campus, especially the Center for Learning and Academic Success Services (CLASS), Learning Alliance partners and the Academic Resource Center (ARC).

Reach out to Inter-College Advising for more information:

Michelle Spina
Executive Director, University Advising

Aaron Laskey
Assistant Director, Inter-College Advising

Center for Military and Veteran Services (CMVS)

The Center for Military and Veteran Services coordinates a campus-wide effort to ensure that all student-veterans and military dependents find the support structures and resources they need to not only succeed, but to thrive within an academic environment. From specialized onboarding and orientation services during Welcome Week to dedicated student spaces, advising services, career education opportunities, and more, the center works to create a military-friendly campus community in which our military Dragons feel welcome and connected.