Center for Student Academic Success provides vital resources

Located in Hardesty Hall, CSAS is available to help students succeed from academics to student life.

The Center for Student Academic Success, or CSAS, by which it’s more commonly referred, is a center on campus whose goal is to ensure that every student is doing well in class and feels welcomed on campus. From things like tutoring to social opportunities for students with social anxiety or on the autism spectrum, to helping disabled students with accommodations, CSAS is there to lend a hand.

The Center for Student Academic Success offers tutoring and workshops for all students that feel they are struggling academically. They have tutors for every class offered at TU, and if there’s not already a designated tutor for a course you’re enrolled in, they’ll seek someone out. All students have to do is fill out a tutor request form found on the CSAS website to set up a time.

Tutoring Center hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. They offer math labs for free walk-in tutoring sessions for students in College Algebra, Math with Applications, Basic Calculus, Precalculus, Calculus I, II and III. Additional courses with walk-in tutoring sessions are listed on their website, alongside a session schedule.

Academic success coaching and workshops are also available for all students free of charge. These sessions focus on helping students learn how to succeed in class using skills like time management and study habits. These workshops also touch on dealing with test anxiety and stress. To request an academic success coach, email CSAS at The schedule for workshops can be found on their website.

Additionally, CSAS offers accommodations for students with disabilities such as ADHD, learning disabilities, psychological and physical disabilities. To receive these accommodations, medical documentation is needed. If a student does not already have the proper paperwork, CSAS can recommend off-site testing. Once documentation is provided, CSAS works with students to set up an individualized plan to best help them succeed. To request accommodations, students can fill out a form online or meet face to face with an advisor on the second floor of Hardesty Hall.

From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. every weekday, the social opportunities program offers students on the autism spectrum and those with social anxiety the opportunity to meet new people in small groups. The social opportunities program is also open to friends and allies to participate and make new friends.

In addition, CSAS offers academic success coaching and other resources to help autistic students. They house a sensory room with dim lights and comfortable seating open to all students as a place to relax and calm down when feeling stressed, which the center is actively improving with new furniture and calming activities.

CSAS has a few other programs built to help students, such as the early support program that was put in place to help students that might be falling behind in classes. If a student misses enough class sessions or starts failing a course, CSAS meets with them to figure out the problem and come up with a solution.

Schedules and locations for workshops, SOP and tutoring can all be found on their website or at the center itself found on the second floor of Hardesty Hall and open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CSAS is there to help all students receive the accommodations and help they need in order to pass their classes and encourages students to seek them out when needed.

Post Author: Caleb Pinegar