Student Support & Success

Your success is our priority. We are committed to providing you with a safe and supportive learning environment, as well as comprehensive student services designed to ensure your success in and out of the classroom.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS
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Personal Academic Advising

Take the guesswork out of choosing your classes. Each semester, you meet one-on-one with your academic advisor to plan your schedule. Academic advisors get to know you and your goals as you map your educational plans.

You’ll have help every step of the way until you cross the stage at graduation.

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Guidance for STEM Majors

Pursue your passion for science, technology, math and healthcare. Roosevelt offers extra support for first-generation and low-income students who want to break into STEM fields.

Take advantage of Roosevelt mentors, advisors and state-of-the-art labs — all backed by more than $10 million in grants. You’ll be prepared for a rewarding career in a booming field.

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Tutoring on math, writing and much more

Hear from someone who’s been there, done that at Roosevelt. Dozens of peer mentors, tutors and success coaches are here to help you stay balanced throughout your time at the University.

Tutors can offer support on class assignments and upcoming exams. You can also master time management, study skills and strategies for coping with stress.

GETTING CONNECTED
In Chicago’s North Lawndale: Roosevelt accounting student Bajesh Punjwani, Mansfield’s Lyly Harrington, Roosevelt sociology students Edgar Moreno and Shanti Brown, Roosevelt professor Edward Green and Mansfield’s Nancy Michaels.

Close Communities from Day One

Make your first friends at Roosevelt in your first-year or transfer success seminars. All new students take the class to get connected to campus resources and each other.

In your success course, you’ll learn how to stay motivated, manage your finances and build confidence in class discussions.

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Hundreds of Ways to Stay Involved

Find your people through the Office of Engagement, Equity and Inclusion. Join one of Roosevelt’s 50+ student organizations — or start your own. Bond with students who share your interests and join a larger community. You can also gain leadership experience through clubs or Student Government Association.

The office also hosts events around the city. You can take a painting class, hear from inspiring speakers and explore downtown Chicago.

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Connections with your cohort

At Roosevelt University, you might see some familiar faces in your classes. Block scheduling means that all students in a major take courses together in their first year.

You’ll have a built-in study group and support system.

PREPARE FOR LIFE AFTER GRADUATION
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100+ career mentors

Meet a Roosevelt graduate working in your future field. In the last three years, over 600 students have connected with professional mentors for advice on the job search and graduate school.

Mentors can help you figure out your definition of success and how to get there. Get an inside look at your dream career.

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Real-world experience before graduation

At Roosevelt University, you apply what you learn outside the classroom. Choose from 150 hands-on experiential learning courses.

Maybe you’ll analyze data for the Field Museum. Or earn credit for an internship. Or draft a marketing campaign for a community organization.

When you apply for jobs, you’ll have a wealth of experience on your resume. About 88% of students agreed that their experiential classes would be valuable for their future plans.

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Your advantage in the job search

Start building toward your career goals now. You can partner with Roosevelt University career counselors to work on graduate school applications or interview skills. Roosevelt hosts career workshops on everything from workplace culture to salary negotiation.

You can also find jobs and internships with our extensive search tools and attend career fairs with 80+ employers.

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