Welcome to the Loyola University Newsroom

Print this page

Loyola University New Orleans Unveils Pan-American Life Student Success Center

Loyola press release - July 13, 2018

In the brand-new, donor-funded $1.25-million Pan-American Life Student Success Center, Loyola students enjoy state-of-the-art technology, personalized student success coaching, academic advising, writing instruction, tutoring, mentoring and more

Unveiled in June 2018, the new $1.25-million Pan-American Life Student Success Center at Loyola University New Orleans brings together multiple services in one central location where dedicated staff provide nationally recognized best practices in services supporting all student success. More than 1,000 Loyola students visited Student Success during the 2017-2018 academic year, and the new center, with its state-of-the-art facilities and centralized location is expected to see increased visits. Located on the second floor of the J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library, the universally designed — and entirely donor-funded — 9,000-square-foot center is made possible by recent gifts from Pan-American Life and an anonymous donor.

“When we embarked on this project, we had one goal top of mind – creating a better student experience for all our students. And with this new center, we have certainly succeeded,” said Interim Provost Maria Calzada. “Thanks to our generous donors, our students now have access to all the study, mentoring, coaching, and self-development resources they need in a welcoming environment designed to help everyone succeed.”

Within the center, Loyola students will find the Office of Student Success, the Office of Academic Advising for First-Year Students, the Office of Writing and Learning Services, and the newly renamed Office for Accessible Education, which marks a shift in how students with special needs are perceived and celebrated.

The new Pan-American Life Student Success Center at Loyola is also home to a number of special programs, outreach efforts, and events, including: First in the Pack, a mentoring and outreach program for first-generation college students at Loyola; “Loyola 101,” a course designed to provide student an introduction to academic life at the university; workshops for academic skills and personal wellness, and academic recovery resources and programs, including early warning, registration, and outreach to students and families.

A complete list of services offered at the center can be found here.

“Every student, especially those new to college life, should visit and explore the new Pan-American Life Student Success Center at Loyola and make use of the incredible resources and staff available to them,” said Director of Student Success Liz Rainey. “We are looking forward to welcoming many new visitors. This new center, with its incredible resources, will be a draw for both current and prospective students.”

Since Fall 2017, the Office of Student Success provides student success coaching for every first-year student. Every first-year student at Loyola now has access to an Inside Track-trained personalized success coach. The student success coaching program, launched at Loyola in Fall 2017, is designed to guide students get “from thought to action” and develop skills that will enhance their personal and professional lives. Peer-reviewed studies show that that individualized coaching for first-year students can help to improve retention of students by 3 percent. Loyola is currently tracking well ahead of its 84 percent retention goal and a full 5 percent higher than this time last year.

The new Office for Accessible Education (formerly known as Disability Services) within the Student Success Center represents a shift of the disability paradigm from the medical model to the social model of disability, a shift that allows Loyola to be more inclusive. More than 550 of Loyola’s 3,858 students on campus are regular visitors to the Office for Accessible Education, and they represent some of the university’s highest achievers.

In creating the Office for Accessible Education, Loyola considered a state-of-the-art universal design and technology that goes a long way toward removing barriers, improving the student experience for all students, and creating an environment for student success.

agario unblocked ucuz paykasa satın al instagram takipçi hilesi kredi başvurusu bahisnow istanbul evden eve nakliyat nakliyat nakliye teff tohumlu çay www.huluhub.com gaziantep escort Paykasa Maltepe Escort canlı tv cialis 100 mg yabancı dizi izle yabancı dizi izle ankara dershane ogario agario agario agario agario