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Student Success Studio

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.

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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.

  • Tutoring

    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 tutoring@graceland.edu. 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
    Phone: 614.784.5206
    Email: rlpowell@graceland.edu

  • Writing Support

    Writing Center

    During the COVID-19 response, the Writing Center will be available online. Please email Dr. Roger Powell at rlpowell@graceland.edu or writingcenter@graceland.edu 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 writingcenter@graceland.edu.

    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.

    Writing Center
    Roger Powell, PhD, Director
    Office: FMS Library, Main Level, Rm 119
    Phone: 641.784.5206
    Email: writingcenter@graceland.edu / rlpowell@graceland.edu

  • Peer Mentoring

    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

Student Success Studio Locations
SERVICELOCATION
Peer Mentoring012, Library
Student Success and Retention012, Library
Conference and Interview Room015, Library
Tutoring 119, Library
Academic Advising016C, Library
Service Learning 016C, Library
Special Programs016C, Library
Classroom025, Library
Small PC Lab026, Library
Large PC Lab003, Library