Support for Student Success
For a listing of the present and future academic year calendars as well as final exams schedules go to www.starkstate.edu/academic-calendar/.
The bursar in the Business Office assists you with all student financial transactions, including bill payment, verification of financial aid, disbursement of financial aid, refunds and related concerns.
330-494-6170, Ext. 4931
Cashier’s Office Hours
M-W: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
TH-F: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ext. 4060, 4404, 4573, 4210 or 4829
Career Development is dedicated to empowering students and alumni in developing career planning & job search skills.
Go to www.starkstate.edu/careerdevelopment for more information.
330-494-6170, Ext. 4525
Computer Bare Basics is a free and unlimited workshop offering help in using the computer and is available to all students
330-494-6170, Ext. 4977
Success coaching for all first-time, full-time students, helping you with choosing a major, advising, being successful in classes, adjusting to college life and connecting students with college and community support services.
330-494-6170, Ext. 4755
These supportive services provide you short term personal, social, emotional, and developmental consultation.
Individual counseling sessions are available to assist our students with a wide variety of personal concerns.
Stark State’s intervention services assist the college administration, faculty, and staff in the support of our students’ academic and personal success.
STEP UP and SPEAK OUT – suicide prevention
Step Up and Speak Out is a suicide prevention initiative (HB 28) created to assist you in making choices when responding to individuals in emotional distress, those at risk for suicide and those who may exhibit disruptive behavior.
For counseling or intervention services:
Elizabeth Inkinen-Juergensen PCC-S at Ext. 4219, email email@example.com or stop by Room B104 to schedule an appointment.
The Digital Library provides quality resources and professional library information services to help with your research and learning.
Go to http://libguides.starkstate.edu/library for more information.
330-494-6170, Ext. 4141
The Disability Support Services Office assists students with disabilities by providing academic support services, admissions procedures, financial aid information, and academic and career guidance.
Go to www.starkstate.edu/admissions/disability-support-services/ for more information.
330-494-6170, Ext. 4935
Tutors are available for Engineering Technology courses. A schedule of tutoring hours is on mystarkstate.
Room C106 and C107
The ELL Lab is designed to help all Stark State students who are English language learners with speaking, reading, and writing in English.
330-494-6170, Ext. 4600
Need a helping hand?
Stark State’s food pantry may have just what you need. It’s located across from the auxiliary bookstore in room G103. Take what you need when you need it. Looking to help out by donating to the cause? The food pantry accepts nonperishables, canned goods, paper products and personal items.
Hours: (Subject to change)
M: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
T: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. and noon – 1 p.m.
W: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Th: noon – 2 p.m.
F: 10 a.m. – noon
Sponsored by the Psi Beta psychology honors society
Gateway Student Services is a central location where you can get your questions answered about financial aid, registration or connection to your academic advisor.
Schedule your appointment using Gateway Q.
Gateway Q helps eliminate waiting in line for transcripts, registration, financial aid, help with filling out forms or any other assistance you might need.
Get in line from home or on campus, then grab a bite to eat or go to the bookstore and come back when it’s your time to be served. You can join the queue in several ways:
- text “stark state” to 419-419-3430
- or go to a Web check-in screen
- or join the electronic line with help from a gateway specialist by stopping by M102.
330-494-6170, Ext. 4301
For important information about Stark State’s commencement ceremony including date, time, location, etc., visit www.starkstate.edu/graduation.
For graduation applications, requirements and procedures, current students can visit the “My Stuff” page on mystarkstate or stop in the Gateway Center. Any questions regarding graduation should be directed to the registrar.
Help Desk Services provides the first line of technical support for Stark State College campus community. Students are provided technical support and answers to technical questions.
Go to www.starkstate.edu/helpdesk for more information and support.
330-494-6170, Ext. 4357 (HELP)
Tutors are available for Information Technology courses. A schedule of tutoring hours is on mystarkstate.
Room C106 and C107
Interfaith Campus Ministry serves the spiritual needs of students, promoting acceptance of diverse faiths, traditions and cultures so that people can explore and grow in their beliefs. Feel free to contact Ryan Johanning in the Interfaith Campus Ministry office at Interfaith@starkstate.edu.
330-494-6170, Ext. 4264
The Learning Center is a quiet open study lab that provides miscellaneous software packages and course related materials for student use. Software packages include Microsoft Office 2016 for general purpose usage and various other packages that are requested directly by instructors in order to facilitate specific areas of study. The Center currently has 61 PCs which utilize the operating system Windows 7 and three Macs. The Learning Center is monitored by instructional lab technicians providing an assisted environment.
330-494-6170, Ext. 4397
This center offers college level math tutoring (college algebra, statistics and above). Developmental math tutoring is available in the classroom at any time and by appointment.
Math tutoring is available in E207 for walk-ins or appointments.
Fall Hours (E207):
- Monday through Thursday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Emporium labs and testing center:
- Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Saturday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Visit mystarkstate to make an appointment, access online tutoring or learn more about the Math Learning Center.
Military Services provides veterans, active service members and their dependents with the resources, support and direction needed to be successful in academic and career activities.
330-494-6170, Ext. 4939
The Office of Student Diversity is a resource and support center for students from under-represented groups and provides services designed to assist students in achieving their goals.
330-494-6170, Ext. 4667
Within the student handbook you will find sections on resources for success, students rights and responsibilities, student behavior, and other important policies and procedures.
The Science Learning Center offers tutoring in all levels of natural and physical sciences. It’s also a great place to study, work on homework and get help as needed. Instructors and tutors are also available to help students register for the appropriate science classes.
The SLC is located in H200.
Fall and Spring HOURS:
Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Visit mystarkstate for more information and to see the tutoring schedule.
330-494-6170, Ext. 5278
The Office of Student Life encourages and supports student organizations, activities and initiatives in order to complement the educational environment and enhance student life, leadership and service on and off campus. The Office also oversees the College’s Student Government Association. The Association represents students’ opinions; serves as a liaison between the administration, faculty, staff and students; and participates in shared governance and strategic planning of the College.
Student Life Coordinator
330-494-6170, Ext. 4237
The Testing Center offers both computer-based and pencil-and-paper testing to specific courses. Some courses provide students with computer-based testing. This allows students in those courses to take tests outside of class in the Testing Center within a timeframe of usually three to four days. This service allows for more instructional time in class and also provides the students with an opportunity to become familiar with this technology. This is an additional advantage for students, as many licensure exams are now computer-based.
The Testing Center is located in Room M202 and provides testing support to instructors for the following:
- Blackboard testing
- OPAC testing
- individual make-up testing
- W2, W3 and W4 whole-class tests
330-494-6170, Ext. 4500
The TRiO Student Support Services Program is funded through a grant from the federal government and provides supportive services to eligible students including one-on-one academic advising and support, in-depth assessment of learning and study strategies, transfer advising, financial literacy advising, and financial aid advising.
For additional information as well as a program application, go to mystarkstate.
Writing an essay or research paper? Perhaps a speech outline, or maybe even a cover letter? No matter what form of writing you are doing, we are here to help! Bring whatever you have (assignment sheet, draft, a lonely blank sheet of paper waiting to be filled), and we will work with you to overcome your writing concerns. With three different locations, you can choose where to go based on your schedule.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FALL & SPRING WRITING CENTER HOURS:
MAIN CAMPUS (room G200):
Mon. – Thu.: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri.: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sat.: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Phone: (330) 494-6170, Ext. 4600
DOWNTOWN CANTON SATELLITE LOCATION (room W200c):
Mon. – Thu.: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri.: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Phone: (330) 494-6170, Ext. 4688
STARK STATE AKRON (304):
Tues. and Thu.: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wed.: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Phone: (330) 494-6170, Ext. 4607
Mon. – Thu.: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Sat.: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sun.: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Writing Center is offering writing tutoring on Blackboard! Click here to access and join the Online Writing Center.
Visit mystarkstate for more information and writing tips.
330-494-6170, Ext. 4600