The mission of CSS is to help students thrive at Oakwood University and beyond, by providing academic and transitional support. Utilizing a holistic approach, we develop services that empower students to take responsibility for their learning.
Programs and Services
The goal of academic advising is to help each student follow an individualized path through the curriculum, allowing that student to meet his or her personal, professional, and academic goals.
Advisers also serve as a primary point of contact with the University. Students should always inform their Advisers if they are experiencing particular problems in class, suffering health issues that interfere with their studies, or are encountering other unforeseen events that pose a challenge to their academic success. Advisers work with their students to resolve the issues, often seeking assistance from administrators or partner offices, as necessary.
Beyond academics, Advisers also provide guidance on achieving personal and professional goals. They often advise students on pursuits outside of the classroom and help students coordinate their academic choices with emerging career goals.
Academic & Financial Challenges
Faculty Early Alert & Consult
First Year Experience & Advising
To apply to be a mentor, fill out the form below or visit BeAMentor.
Reading & Writing Lab
The Writing Lab assists students with all levels of writing. Students receive tutoring from peers who provide direction at every stage of the writing process, including beginning a paper, writing a thesis, organizing ideas, using APA style, or simply getting feedback from a second pair of eyes.
The Reading Lab is designed to improve students’ comprehension, vocabulary, and study skills through individualized and computer-assisted instruction.
Please Contact the Reading Specialist
Please Contact Writing Specialist
The Testing Services Lab provides testing accommodations for students registered with Disability Support Services. All tests are proctored to ensure academic honesty.
- Extended Testing Time
- Reduced Distraction Testing Spaces
- Noise Cancelling Headphones
- Other Assistive Technology, as appropriate
Cunningham Hall, Room 232
Extended Hours during Midterm and Final Exams
Testing by Appointment Only
Tutoring is offered for a variety of subjects to all enrolled students. Depending on the course, we offer one-to-one and small group tutoring.
STAR (Students Taking Academic Responsibility) – Peer Assisted Study Groups
The STAR program offers small group peer-led study sessions for multiple courses each semester. The sessions are led by students who have previously excelled in the course and have been selected and trained for the position. The STAR leader offers several study sessions weekly, permitting currently enrolled students to review content, ask questions, discuss issues, and employ effective studying strategies.