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Student Academic Support Services

Student Academic Support Services (SASS) is a department in the Division of Student Life dedicated to assisting students in meeting their academic goals and overcoming educational and personal challenges. As part of the Dean of Students office, SASS works closely alongside other campus resources to assist students in getting the help they need. Whether you're looking for academic support such as tutoring or writing assistance, or you need assistance overcoming personal obstacles such as family, financial or medical concerns, the SASS staff can connect you to the appropriate resources and serve as an on-campus advocate for overcoming adversity. 

Mission Statement

In collaboration with our colleagues across campus, Student Academic Support Services provides academic and personal support to all Pacific students, enabling them to demostrate academic excellence and meet their educational goals. 

Our Services 

Academic Coaching: SASS offers academic skills coaching through one-one-one or group workshop sessions in areas such as time management, study skills, note-taking and many more. Please see our Academic Coaching page for additional topics and how to schedule a meeting with an Academic Coach. 

Referral Center: SASS also houses the University's Referral Center. The Referral Center is a central hub for faculty and staff to refer students who are struggling academically or personally. The Referral Center connects with the students and puts them in contact with the appropriate campus or community resource. For more information on the Referral Center, or to refer a student, please visit the Referral Center site

University-Level Academic Support: SASS works in conjunction with Faculty and Student Advisors to educate Pacific students on academic policies and procedures. Often the place individuals call when they are not sure where to go, SASS provides guidance and advice on general university policies, and when necessary, refers questions to the appropriate academic unit. Click here to see a list of the most common assistance provided by the SASS staff. 

SERV 012: For students who need additional support, our Academic Skills for Success course, SERV 012, is also an option. SERV 012 is a 1-unit course that meets every week and focuses on a different academic skill each class session. SERV 012 students are also introduced to campus resources and services available for Pacific students. For more information on the class and how to register click here.