Center for Student Success (CFSS)

About Us

The CFSS is dedicated to providing many kinds of help for students at Indiana State University. We are proud that our University has been able to keep all CFSS services, such as tutoring, free to all Indiana State students. While many of our Center programs are focused on first year students, these services are available to all students who wish to avail themselves of them.

Mission Statement:

The Center for Student Success (CFSS) provides programs, services, and facilities designed to enhance the academic performance and success of Indiana State University students and to assist students in assuming a significant role in planning and completing their academic career. These programs and services include tutoring, supplemental instruction, mentoring, advising, summer bridge programs, and Student Support Services for first-generation, low-income, and students with disabilities.

The Center provides specialized support programs including the Twenty-first Century Scholar Corps Program, FirstSycamores Mentoring Program, and Student Support Services Program which includes assistance to persons with disabilities and special needs.

Vision Statement:

The Center for Student Success hopes to enhance the access mission of Indiana State University by further developing, expanding, and articulating its services to students and faculty by providing support services (academic preparation, counseling, classroom instruction, tutoring, mentoring, disability services, first-year seminars, and learning communities) and by employing a diverse and able staff to serve as teachers, mentors, and role models for at-risk students, nontraditional students, diverse populations of students, students with disabilities, and students drawn from the ranks of the lower socio-economic class in order that their collegiate opportunities and the likelihood of their retention and academic and professional success continue to grow.

In so doing, the Center will provide the opportunity for pre-professional experience through positions for student workers as graduate assistants, interns, tutors, and persons seeking practicum placement.

Additionally, the CFSS hopes to enhance the visibility of its programs and services within both the academic and the local communities to increase program participation by faculty, students, and other interested citizens.