Student Success Studio
Housed in the F. M. Smith Library, the Student Success Studio is a hub for students to gather to work on computers and participate in study groups. The Studio provides academic counseling, study space, tutoring, a writing center, and peer mentors. It is home to Freddie’s Cafe, complete with food and drink options such as Aspretto coffee with flavored syrups, a variety of drink and snack items, and a limited grab-n-go menu of sandwiches and wraps. A destination focused on bringing students together with academic success in mind.
Our mission is to help students become successful, serious and self-aware individuals who graduate from Graceland and move on for advanced study and/or productive careers that help them live rewarding lives. The atmosphere in student services is a friendly, accepting and personal one where students feel welcomed and accepted for who they are. Each student is challenged and supported to grow as an individual.
About Student Disability Services
Graceland University is committed to full compliance with the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As part of the implementation of this law, the university will continue to provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities so that they can participate fully in the university's educational programs and activities. Although Graceland is not required by law to change the fundamental nature or essential curricular components of its programs in order to accommodate the needs of disabled students, the university will provide reasonable academic accommodations.
Students with physical disabilities are encouraged to contact Student Disability Services in the Success Studio, Rm 012 during the first week of class attendance or as early as possible. The office will work with the course instructor and the student to arrange for reasonable accommodations. Students are required at their own expense to provide documentation verifying disability.
The general definition of a student with a disability is any person who has “a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of such person’s activities, and any person who has a history of, or is regarded as having, such an impairment.”
Complete the Graceland University Accommodation Request Form here.
SDS Forms, Additional Information and Documentational Guidelines
Student Disability Services Coordinator
Office: 012 Library
Your Success is Our Goal
Institutional Tutoring: We strive to provide as much support to help you navigate the rigors of academics. Therefore, group tutoring will be available as needed via Zoom and in special cases face-to-face. Please check your email for days, times, and the link to the Zoom meeting or location. If there is not a group tutoring session and you would like one, please contact Dr. Roger Powell at or firstname.lastname@example.org. If a tutor is available, and people attend the tutoring session, then additional group tutoring sessions will be set up
Institutional Support Services (ISS): Provides developmental courses in math and English for freshmen, as determined by admissions criteria. Lamoni campus students may request tutoring as long as the student attends class and a tutor is available. Tutors are hired and trained by the Tutor Coordinator.
Roger Powell, PhD, Director
Office: 119 Library
During the COVID-19 response, the Writing Center will be available online. Please email Dr. Roger Powell at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to get an appointment either synchronously via Zoom or asynchronously via Microsoft Word Comments. These sessions will be with trained peer writing tutors or the director.
Located on the main level of the FMS Library, the Graceland University Writing Center provides a supportive, welcoming environment where all Graceland students can work together with a trained tutor on improving both their writing knowledge and skills. The Writing Center assists students in all majors and at any stage of the writing process to become better writers.
Students will work with writing tutors. These peer tutors are experienced readers and writers specifically trained to assist students of all levels and abilities with their writing.
The Writing Center offers both face-to-face tutoring (for students on the Lamoni campus) and online tutoring (for any distance, Graceland University student). Please visit My Graceland to Schedule an appointment or email email@example.com.
For additional information, student writers are invited to visit the Writing Center on My Graceland. You will be required to login with your user name and password. On My Graceland, you will find more information about signing up for appointments, our services and who our tutors are.
The Peer Mentor Program: Building Learning Communities
Each first-year seminar course will be assigned a peer mentor. The peer mentor is typically a sophomore student who will be available to help orient first-year students to college life.
For more details, visit the First-Year webpage.
Location: 012, Library
|Peer Mentoring||012, Library|
|Student Disability Services||012, Library|
|Student Success and Retention||012, Library|
|Conference and Interview Room||015, Library|
|Academic Advising||016C, Library|
|Service Learning||016C, Library|
|Special Programs||016C, Library|
|Small PC Lab||026, Library|
|Large PC Lab||003, Library|