AcademicResources

To help students reach their academic goals, Southern Adventist University offers a number of valuable support services and the latest technologies.

Computer Labs

More than a dozen computer labs and email stations are scattered across campus. Whether you need to check your email, type a quick paper, or edit some photos, there is a lab on campus that can meet your needs.

McKee Library

The McKee Library helps students locate the information and research tools they need, either online or in person at the four-story building on campus. Our librarians are serious about helping students. They even come to some classes when papers are being assigned to get you started on the right foot.

Special features of the library include a 3,600-volume collection related to Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War plus a 20,000-piece collection of Ellen G. White materials.

Information Systems

Information Systems keeps the campus connected. If you're having a problem with your personal computer or Southern email account, chances are IS can solve it. For more information about IS services or to learn more about technology at Southern, visit the IS website.

The Writing Center

The Writing Center offers free writing assistance for any assignment in any class. Its tutors are trained to help with essay writing, research papers, documentation, grammar, and writing résumés. Undergraduate students may sign up for one 30-minute one-on-one session per day. Graduate students are allowed one 45-60 minute session per day for longer assignments.

Online Classes

If you need some wiggle room in your schedule, Southern's online classes are an option. Several undergraduate general education classes are offered online in addition to education and business administration master's programs. For more information, head over to Online Campus.

Counseling and Testing Services

Counseling and Testing Services administers national admission and certification tests, individual diagnostic tests, career assessments, interest and personality inventories, and aptitude tests. The office also provides advisement for international students and help to students who are new to campus, experiencing problems, or transitioning into the workplace. Staff members are available to discuss career options, self-assessment, interests, goals, résumé preparation, interview techniques, and job-seeking skills. Free counseling services or referrals to professionals in the community are available to all currently enrolled students.

English as a Second Language

Classes in English as a Second Language (ESL) are available for students whose English language skills are below the official admission level of a TOEFL score of 79.

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services provides assistance and guidance for students with disabilities. In addition, their staff assist students in looking for solutions to individual learning challenges, whether through formal testing or through developing learning strategies adapted to individual strengths and learning styles.

Learning Support Services

Learning Support Services provides free academic support to all Southern students wishing to maximize their learning potential.

Resources include:

  • tutors for specific content areas
  • computer workstations
  • assistive technology
  • test preparation materials
  • test proctoring
  • Academic Power Tools, a course designed to help students develop college survival skills