What We are About

The Academic Success Center at Clemson University, Clemson SC

The Class of 1956 Academic Success Center Building

In honor of its fiftieth anniversary, Clemson’s Class of 1956 initiated a fundraising campaign for a new building in which to house academic success programs. The building opened in Spring 2012.  Dr. Theodore G. Westmoreland, a member of the Class of 1956, also established at $1.5 million endowment to support undergraduate academic success programs. We are most grateful to Dr. Westmoreland and the dedicated alumni from the Class of 1956 for their support!

Located in the heart of Clemson’s campus, the Academic Success Center (ASC) offers a variety of free services for all undergraduate students. Our services are designed to equip you with strategies and resources you can use to:

  • Succeed in foundational courses
  • Become a more confident and independent learner
  • Engage in more productive and effective study and learning behaviors
  • Manage your time more effectively
  • Achieve your goal of earning a Clemson University degree

The Academic Success Center staff provide students with the support they need to be confident, independent and lifelong learners. We connect you with professional academic coaches and peer learning leaders who can show you new ways to learn. Center staff can help you define what success looks like for you. Success happens at the Center!

We Welcome and Support all Undergraduate Students at the Center

ASC Inclusion Statement

The Academic Success Center exists to inspire success in every student who participates in our programs and services. Celebrating and honoring the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff is at the core of inspiring success and a sense of belonging. The diversity of our Clemson community comes in many forms, but inclusion comes in only one form – when each member of our community experiences a real sense of belonging. We, the ASC staff, are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive experience at the Center. We affirm that our goal of creating and delivering welcoming, inclusive, and equitable student learning experiences at the Center requires our active and ongoing commitment to listening and learning through engagement in professional development opportunities and confronting and dismantling inequalities. We acknowledge that this will be an ongoing work in progress and pledge to strive for continuous improvement.

Our Goals

  • Increase the representation and retention of professional and student staff from minoritized identity groups
  • Increase the percentage of professional staff who participate in professional development activities around diversity, inclusion and equity topics
  • Incorporate diversity, inclusion and equity topics into staff training programs
  • Create an environment in the Academic Success Center building that is more inclusive of the diverse identities within our Clemson community
  • 2009 website excellence award
  • 2013 website excellence award
  • College Reading and Learning Association
  • National College Learning Center Association

Vision

The students we serve will become independent, confident, and lifelong learners

Purpose

Inspiring Success: One student. One class. One Clemson.

Mission

Provide proactive, intentional, and innovative services that equip students with the tools, knowledge, and mindset needed to enhance their learning

Goals

  1. Enhance student learning and development
  2. Create an inclusive and high-quality learning environment
  3. Increase engagement and collaboration with undergraduate students, faculty and staff

Intended Outcomes

  1. Increased academic self-efficacy
  2. Increased commitment to academic achievement
  3. Increased knowledge of learning strategies
  4. Adoption of self-management behaviors
  5. Acquisition of transferable skills
  6. Adoption of growth mindset, self-management skills, and personal responsibility
  7. Positive impact on student success indicators
  8. Increased student satisfaction with ASC services
  9. Increased participation in ASC services
  10. Increased engagement in partnerships and collaborative activities

Values

  1. Promote a welcoming and supportive learning environment.
  2. Appreciate the unique needs of each student by demonstrating unconditional positive regard.
  3. Cultivate a culture of integrity in academic and professional pursuits.
  4. Develop leadership skills among our student employees through practice and reflection.
  5. Pursue continuous evaluation to ensure delivery of high quality services.
  6. Collaborate with campus partners for the benefit of students.