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Student Support Services (SSS) welcomes you to Dillard University. We look forward to assisting you in a successful academic year. We are dedicated to student success!

Dillard University's Student Success Services is a federally funded program and has received continuous funding through the Department of Education since 1976. The overall goal of the program is to instill confidence in our students by providing academic support, counseling, and various workshops to promote student success.

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Academic Support Labs
Tutoring is available for students in many subject areas through various support labs:

  • Academic Skills Enhancement Lab
  • Writing Center
  • Math lab
  • Science lab
  • Foreign Languages lab
  • Computer lab

Counseling Information

  • Counseling Center (academic, personal, career, graduate school, and financial)
  • Social Service Referrals
  • Workshops for students on various relevant topics to promote student success
  • Career Guidance

Further Support

  • Exposure to cultural enrichment activities
  • Academic advice and assistance in course selection

Student Support Services Goal

  • Increase the retention, and graduation rates of eligible students
  • Increase the transfer rates of eligible students from 2-year to 4-year institutions
  • Foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first generation college students

Emerging Scholars Program
Student Support Services has developed a free, non-credit, five-week pre-college summer enrichment program entitled Emerging Scholars. This program, which lasts for five weeks, is designed to assist students with the transition from high school to college while strengthening basic academic skills. Small group instructions will be held in reading, English, mathematics, and study skills. Also, a variety of cultural enrichment activities will be held throughout the summer experience. For further information feel free to contact Mrs. Dianna Woods at (504) 816-4306 or Dr. Kevin Bastian at (504) 816-4714.

Mrs. Ridell Rose
Director for Student Support Services
Dent Hall
(504) 816-4715
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Kevin J. Bastian Ph.D., LLC
Assistant Vice President for Student Success and Support Services
Dent Hall 110
(504) 816-4714
(504) 816-4956 (fax)
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Mrs. Stacey Knockum-Robertson
Administrative Assistant
Dent Hall
(504) 816-4118
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