College of Freshman Studies
Lisa Hartridge-Lucas, Administrative Assistant tel. 718. 270.5170
Student Advocacy &
Support Services (SASS) Center
The mission of the Medgar Evers College Student Advocacy & Support Services (SASS) Center is to provide a centralized “one-stop-shop” location where students can receive academic advisement and counseling services via an academic advisor, faculty mentor and counselor. Students can receive assistance in their progress toward their education and career goals and early counseling intervention for problem resolution. The main priority of the SASS center is to advocate for students on campus and to assist, motivate and empower students for self-development and self-actualization. The SASS Center was created based on an intentional institutional intervention strategy to promote student success and retention.
The primary goals of the Medgar Evers College Student Advocacy & Support Services (SASS) Center are as follows:
SASS Center Services
Academic Advisors in the Student Advocacy and Support Services Center provide students who have earned 30 or more credits with consistent and accurate information about curriculum requirements, academic standards, procedures and policies. Following is a listing of the SASS Center advisors/counselors along with their area of designated responsibilities:
The Office for Academic Transformation & Success (OATS), formerly the Academic Warning, Probation & Dismissal Office, was established to not only govern the College’s academic/dismissal review process of probation students; but also provide services that will viably assist students facing academic challenges in order to regain good academic standing within the institution. OATS is committed to devising and implementing programs based on the needs of our students through assessment.
At the end of each semester, the Office for Academic Transformation & Success (OATS) reviews the Grade Point Averages (GPAs) and credits accumulated for each student to determine their academic standing within the College. All students who are not in good academic standing, based on the college’s standards, are placed in one of the following categories of academic warning, probation or dismissal.
OATS is available to students seeking information on how to academically
elevate and transform themselves to increase their overall student success
experience here at MEC. We are located in the
Advocacy & Support Services Center (SASSC) and look forward to helping
you achieve your academic goals. To better assist you in your journey
towards good academic standing, OATS provides several resources to support
your academic success here at
Andrea Dottin, Peer Advisor