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Current students

Support for student success

Career services empowers students and alumni to develop career planning & job search skills.

  • Resume help, career fairs, mock interviews and more – you have access to professionals who can help you plan your career and refine your job search skills.
  • Prepare. Connect. Launch.
  • Meet with your career specialist every semester

Go to starkstate.edu/careerservices for more information.

330-494-6170 ext. 4525 // careerservices@starkstate.edu
Office M104 (main campus)

You’ll find books, course-related supplies, Stark State gear, jewelry, gifts, cards and more at the College Store

  • 330-966-5452 // shop.starkstate.edu
    in the Student Center near the cafeteria; auxiliary textbook store in G105.in the Student Center near the cafeteria; auxiliary textbook store in G105
  • and in Akron:
    330-494-6170 ext. 4612 // shop.starkstate.edu
    near the front entrance

These free and unlimited workshops, available to all students, offer help in using the computer. You can learn essential skills such as how to navigate the computer, including mystarkstate and Blackboard, send an email and save files.

330-494-6170 ext. 4977 //  llee@starkstate.edu
Office K205 (main campus)

Providing quality resources and professional library information services to help with your research and learning, the digital library can help you with one-on-one assistance for online research, live online reference help and access to 24/7 resources at http://libguides.starkstate.edu/library.

330-494-6170 ext. 4141 // 330-267-9272 text messaging
Room B123 (main campus)

This office provides equal access to educational programs and services for all qualified students with disabilities. You’ll get academic support services and accommodations, advising, and career guidance throughout your college experience.

Go to starkstate.edu/disability-support-services for more information.

330-494-6170 ext. 4935 // disabilityservices@starkstate.edu
Office B104 (main campus)

Designed to help all Stark State students who are English language learners with speaking, reading, and writing in English.

330-494-6170 ext. 4600
Room G200b (main campus)
Room A108 (SSC Akron at Perkins)

You’ll get academic, career and social support, both inside and outside the classroom, resulting in the successful completion of your academic and career goals. FYE components for student success include

  • new student orientation
  • Jump Start
  • first-year seminar course (SSC 101)
  • student success coaching and advising
  • welcome and engagement
  • the Common Read

A pre-college program designed specifically for African-American men that provides mentoring, academic support and post-secondary preparation through test preparation, assistance with completing the FAFSA, college tours, a summer component and pre-college advising.

330-494-6170 ext. 4208 // ubmsadmin@starkstate.edu 

Need a helping hand? Stark State’s Students Serving Students food pantry may have just what you need. Take what you need when you need it. Looking to help out by donating to the cause? The food pantry accepts non-perishables, canned goods, paper products and personal items.

Sponsored by the Psi Beta Community College National Honor Society in Psychology

Room G103 (main campus)

From bowls to wraps, pizza to salads and more, you won’t go hungry on main campus. The cafeteria is in the Student Services Building near the College Store, and you can see each week’s menu and hours on mystarkstate. Vending machines are also available in various spots throughout the college to tide you over when the cafeteria’s not open.

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 and 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 (main campus) or A102 (Akron).

330-494-6170 ext. 4301 // studentservices@starkstate.edu
Office M102 (main campus)
Office A102 (SSC Akron at Perkins)

For important information about Stark State’s commencement ceremony including date, time, location, etc., visit edu/graduation.

For graduation applications, requirements and procedures, current students can go to the My Stuff page on mystarkstate or stop in the Gateway Center. The registrar also can answer questions about graduation.

This is your first line of technical support for the Stark State campus community. You can get technical support and answers to technical questions.

Go to starkstate.edu/helpdesk for info and support.

330-494-6170 ext. 4357 (HELP) // helpdesk@starkstate.edu
Office B219 (main campus)

This office serves students’ spiritual needs, promoting acceptance of diverse faiths, traditions and cultures so you can explore and grow in your beliefs.

330-494-6170 ext. 4264 // interfaith@starkstate.edu
Office B230k (main campus)

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.

walk-ins or appointments

Main campus room E214 // SSC Akron room A108

  • Mon. – Thu.: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Fri.: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sat.: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Main campus only)

Math Emporium labs and testing center (main campus, E200, E205, E213)

  • Mon. – Thu.: 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Fri.: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Sat.: 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Math Emporium labs and testing center (SSC Akron, A110, A111)

  • Mon. – Thu.: 8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Fri.: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Sat.: CLOSED

NOTE: Testing Center E200 and A111 lock their doors for tests 1 hour before close.

Veterans and active service members get support in securing and using GI benefits as well as help navigating the college. You’ll get comprehensive enrollment and education services to help you succeed throughout your college experience.

Go to starkstate.edu/militaryservices for more information.

330-494-6170 ext. 4939 // militaryservices@starkstate.edu 
Office B104 (main campus)

Mystarkstate is your “portal” to your course and student information – and plenty more. You’ll be assigned a user name and password so you can access lots of info and resources. You’ll want to stay up to date by checking mystarkstate and your college email every day.

You can create a schedule that offers flexibility with time and place while maintaining access to faculty and other college services. While online learning isn’t easy, it’s convenient and offers busy students like you a great way to complete your education.

Access eStarkState here
Access Blackboard here

330-494-6170 ext. 4973 // lmorosko@starkstate.edu
Help with current online classes: helpdesk@starkstate.edu.

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. Visit mystarkstate for more information and to see the tutoring schedule.

Main campus // H200
Tutoring available for Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Astronomy, Forensics, & A&P.

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Physics Open Lab Monday noon – 4 p.m. and Tuesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Instructor Lead Study Session
    • Study sessions are available in most areas. Contact the SLC for current semester days and times.

SSC Akron // A204 and open lounge
Tutoring available for Chemistry, A&P, & Astronomy.

  • Hours change each semester based on course needs and tutor availability. Please see location for hours or contact the SLC on main campus.

Alliance and Downtown Canton Satellites

  • Tutoring available upon request

Online hours
The Science Learning Center is offering additional extended night hours five days a week in the areas of Chemistry, Biology, and Physics on Blackboard! Tutors are equipped with drawing tablets to make the experience seamless. Access the Online Science Learning Center here.

  • Sunday – Thursday: 7 – 11 p.m.

Join the Stark State social media conversation:

Facebook
Twitter
Dr. Para Jones Twitter
Instagram
YouTube

Your success coach or academic advisor can help you choose classes for upcoming semesters and implement other elements of your successful college game plan.

You can find your success coach and academic advisor information at mystarkstate > mystuff > my academic plan (MAP).

Student clubs and organizations provide a great opportunity to network and meet new friends while developing important leadership skills preparing you for a career.

See all your options at starkstate.edu/student-organizations.

330-494-6170 ext. 4237 // sbrooks@starkstate.edu

Ethnically and culturally diverse students will find support, including academic advising, mentoring, tutoring, English as a second language help, referrals to resources and more. SSC cultivates a campus environment that values diverse ideas, backgrounds and talents.

330-494-6170 ext. 4667 // kchhay@starkstate.edu
Office B230 (main campus)

Pick up a copy of the free student handbook and planner in the College Store and other spots around campus to help organize your hectic life. You’ll have lots of College info at your fingertips and a place to jot down all your need-to and want-to.

View student handbook >>

A great place to go between classes or take a break from studying. You can hang out, watch movies, play air hockey, ping pong, billiards, video games or foosball.

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Closed during holidays and semester breaks

330-494-6170 ext. 4237 // sbrooks@starkstate.edu
Office/Game Room S200

Offering counseling and intervention services, you’ll get help defining and achieving your personal, social and educational. You’ll find individual counseling, workshops, outreach services, support groups and referrals.

Go to starkstate.edu/counseling-support-services for more information.

330-494-6170 ext. 4219 // eschehl@starkstate.edu
Office B104 (main campus)

These workshops, offered both fall and spring semesters, are designed to help students both inside and outside the classroom.

Topics include

  • how to be an effective student
  • managing stress and anxiety
  • getting involved in student life
  • how to select a research topic and more.

Here’s where you’ll get computer-based or pencil-and-paper testing specific to courses. Some courses allow you to take computer-based tests outside of class in the Testing Center, usually within a timeframe of three to four days.

330-494-6170 ext. 4500 // testcenter@starkstate.edu
Office C107 (main campus)
Office A012 (SSC Akron)

If you’re a student considered under-represented due to income, disability or first-generation college status, you’ll find support from TRiO. The one-stop program includes academic advising, transfer advising, financial literacy education, assistance with completing the FAFSA, skills-based assessments, learning styles, college preparedness, time-management training, strategic scheduling, career-enhancement and more.

330-494-6170 ext. 4173 // trio@starkstate.edu
Office B230 (main campus)

The cashier’s window in S300 (main campus) is the spot for paying tuition and fees in person. You also can make payments online via mystarkstate or in the payment drop box on the third floor of the Student Services Building. There’s an installment payment plan available, too.

330-494-6170 ext. 4060 or 4404, 4573, 4210 or 4829
Office S300 (main campus)

Stark State offers tutoring for many of our academic focuses.

Here’s where to find help:

Information technology and engineering technologies tutoring
C106 (main campus)


Stark State College Akron tutoring center // A010/A108

You’ll get access to academic support, pre-college advising, test preparation, co-curricular activities, college tours and enrichment to prepare you for success in your education beyond high school. This federally funded program that helps low-income, first-generation high school students prepare for and begin post-secondary education.

330-494-6170 ext. 4208 // ubmsadmin@starkstate.edu

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.

Services are available online or in person.

Main campus // G200

  • Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Alliance Satellite hours

  • Thursday: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Downtown Canton Satellite // W220c

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Stark State College Akron // A010

  • Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Online (Blackboard)
The Writing Center is offering writing tutoring on Blackboard! Access the Online Writing Center here..

  • Monday – Thursday: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
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