Student Support Services (SSS)-STEM is a program that offers services aimed at increasing the academic potential of participants in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) disciplines and are provided at no cost to eligible students.
Mission and Goal
The goal of the Program is to increase retention and graduation rates of college students who demonstrate academic need and who are either first-generation, and/or low income, and/or have a documented disability. This goal is based upon the belief that all students, regardless of age, family background, learning style, or presence of a disability, should have equal opportunity to reach their full personal, academic, and career potential.
Who is eligible to join the SSS-STEM Program?
To be eligible for acceptance and qualify for the free services offered through SSS-STEM, students must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, demonstrate academic need, major or minor in a STEM discipline, and meet one of the following eligibility criteria:
- Be a first-generation college student and/or,
- Demonstrate financial need (or low income status) and/or,
- Have a documented disability, including LD and/or ADD with documentation on file in the Office of Disability Services
How can I join the SSS-STEM Program? Program information is available in the SSS-STEM office, located in 145 Sparks Hall. Potential participants must complete necessary paperwork to be consider for acceptance. Once the paperwork is completed, the student must schedule an intake/assessment appointment with an SSS-STEM staff member. After the intake/assessment appointment, applicants will be notified within one to two weeks regarding program acceptance.
What free services can I take advantage of as an SSS-STEM participant?
- Individualized and group tutoring
- Academic advisement and graduation planning
- Academic success workshops
- Financial/economic literacy training
- Major and career exploration
- Cultural enrichment activities and field trips
- Referrals to on and off campus resources
- Grant aid opportunities
- Professional development workshops
- Graduate/professional school advisement
- Access to computer lab with free printing, copying, and scanning services
Current Participants The purpose of the SSS-STEM program is to help students throughout their college career by providing them the necessary tools and resources needed for degree completion. Since the program can only serve a limited number of participants, it is very important that, once accepted, participants utilize every possible service offered.
Individualized tutoring sessions in multiple subject areas are offered to all of our participants. We have a great team of dedicated and personable tutors who strive to help each student excel academically. Group tutoring sessions are also available upon request.
We monitor our students’ progress as they matriculate through their academic studies. Individual academic assessments are a key feature of this program in which each student is given individual advisement specific to their major and career aspirations.
Community Service Learning Projects
We encourage students to contribute to Georgia State University and the greater Atlanta area through active volunteer programs. Our students serve as tutors and role models for younger students in the Atlanta area.
Financial Aid Assistance
Grant aid opportunities are available to eligible students. Furthermore, we actively inform students about other financial resources, including scholarships and fellowships for which they may be eligible.
Our workshops are academically and culturally enriching. During our workshops, students learn how to become viable candidates for graduate/professional programs as well as the work force.
Career Exploration & Development
Individualized action plans are created for each student based on their educational and career goals. Students are provided with information to assist them during their academic journey.
Computer Lab with Free Printing & Scanning
Students have access to a computer lab with printing, copying, and scanning services.