Academic Resources

Office of Student Success

Individual Support
Individual Coaching Sessions

The staff of the Office of Student Success & FYE will meet with the student to brainstorm solutions and help develop an action plan to stay on the right track and accomplish each student’s specific educational goals.

Other Campus Resources

Learning Resource Center

The Learning Resource Center's mission is to promote and provide academic programs and resources which help students to achieve scholarly competency and success. All services are free to currently enrolled undergraduate students. Students are encouraged to take advantage of our tutorial programs and services, to participate in the Supplemental Instruction assigned to designated courses, attend Study Skills Workshops, and to request one-on-one study skills assistance as needed. The center also offers a comfortable learning environment with a friendly and helpful staff. Students may utilize the center for personal study along with the computers which are available.

The Learning Resource Center is located at Bellarmine G60. Please contact the center at 610.660.1775.

Learning Skills Specialist

The Learning Skills Specialist is available to meet with students, by appointment, to discuss their current use of learning strategies and identify target areas for improvement. The Specialist also offers study skills and learning style assessments to assist students in identifying these areas.

If you would like to schedule an appointment for a consultation with the Learning Skills Specialist, call Carolyn Zaccagni at 610.660.1846 or email Her office is located in Bellarmine G04.

Counseling Center

Stress is a significant issue for college students as they strive for academic success. In fact, Saint Joseph's students tell us that 8 of the top 10 reasons for receiving a low grade in a course can be related to stress (i.e., sleep difficulties, worry, depression, procrastination, alcohol, etc.). Therefore, you are probably not surprised by the fact that the Counseling Center often plays a key role in helping students learn how to manage their stress more effectively and "get back on track" with their coursework.

As part of your plan to rebound academically, we encourage you to call and make an appointment with one of our counselors early in the new semester. To make an appointment at the center in A504 Merion Gardens, simply call 610.660.1090. Our hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30. For added convenience, we have a satellite office located in LaFarge Room 54. It is open every weekday 11:00am – 12:30pm and students can "walk-in," especially when the concern is urgent.

Disability Services

Any student with a disability that limits one or more major life activity (such as seeing, hearing, walking, talking, learning, caring for one's self, breathing, or working), has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment, may be eligible for reasonable accommodation.

In order to receive services, students must provide appropriate documentation to the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities. Documentation should be within the last three years and conducted by a qualified professional. While some students come to college without anticipating any need for services, it is wise to become registered with our office in the event that support services or reasonable academic adjustments are needed during the semester.

The Office of Services for Students with Disabilities is located in Bellarmine G10.