At VSU's Academic Support Center, we foster learning as a collaborative process designed to help students

  • Build their academic stamina
  • Play a responsible and proactive role in their own education.

Sample Syllabus Statement

The Academic Support Center (ASC), located in Odum Library, 2nd floor, provides free tutoring for core courses through its Peer Alliance Learning (PAL) program. A PAL Tutor works one-on-one with other students. A PAL Facilitator is embedded in a course and facilitates learning in groups. Any of the PALs can also help with organizing your time and study strategies that really work! We also offer free tutoring via Thinkingstorm (our 24/7 online, professional tutoring vendor). Contact us for more info by dropping by, calling, (229-333-7570) emailing, (, or visiting our website (

Request for a Presentation

Presentations can be conducted for your class either in the ASC (limit of 40 students) or in your classroom. The following is a partial list of presentation available for scheduling.

Academic Goal Setting and Role (Time) Management

Learn how to make the most of the time you have every week to study and prepare for classes while  still having time for fun. 

How to set short term, medium term and long term academic and professional goals. Learn how to connect your goals and develop action steps to achieve them.

Active Listening, Note-taking and Class Participation

Improve on your in class listening skills, better ways to take and organize class notes and tips for class participation. How to use your notes effectively outside of class.

Coping in College

Learn coping strategies for the transition to college, including homesickness, conflicts (with roommates, etc), stress, work/life/school balance, personal/sexual health, etc.

Effective Virtual Networking and Communication: COVID-19 Era & Beyond

Learn how to effectively communicate in a virtual environment using proper virtual etiquette techniques. Get a head start on your career by learning how to connect with professionals in your field of interest.

Mindful Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that teaches you to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and body.

Partnering with Faculty

How to communicate effectively with faculty members: in writing (email), on the phone and face to face. Make your instructors your allies not your enemies 

Personal Finance

Learn how to make and keep to a budget. Find out how to manage your credit cards and develop strong credit history and scores.