Student Success

Discover your student resources!


We want you to get the most out of your time at CSU. Check out these resources available to help you grow in your academic skills and prepare for the future.

Incoming Students

Student Success Coaches

Need help setting up your accounts or taking care of paperwork? New on-campus students and high school dual-enrollees can get assistance from a Success Coach at 570.230.4183 during regular working hours. 

You can also find checklists to track your progress on the Navigate CSU tab of your personal website, along with walkthroughs on how to get everything set up.

Academic Support

Academic Coaching

Student Academic Success offers academic coaching to help students improve their study and time management skills. If you could use help overcoming procrastination, learning organization or balancing academics and other commitments and preferences, you can meet with someone who will help you set goals and stay on track.

From working on active reading and listening to academic integrity to taking and using notes, an advisor can recommend tips and work with you to help you succeed.

Learning Support and Accessibility

We want to help you achieve your goals and overcome obstacles. You can make a request for Disability Services and reasonable accommodations to help you do your best.

Find details on the process and resources on our Learning Support and Accessibility page.

Campus Writing Center

CSU’s Campus Writing Center is an interactive zone where you can get feedback on written assignments in any stage of the writing process. Whether you want to check your MLA formatting, brainstorm, strengthen your thesis, rearrange your paper’s organization or just get a second pair of eyes, a writing consultant will work with you to help you communicate your ideas as effectively as possible!

Learn more about CSU’s Campus Writing Center.

Online Writing Center

Are you an online, graduate or seminary student? You can submit papers for review through CSU’s Online Writing Center via email as an attached Word document. You’ll receive comments and suggestions from a fresh perspective to help you hone your communication.

Learn how you can improve your writing skills with feedback from the Online Writing Center.

Math Center

The math center is led by a student consultant who can help with questions related to certain math and science courses. Students in classes such as College Math 1 & 2, pre-calculus, Calculus 1-3, Elementary Statistics and some physics can visit the center during scheduled hours, which are determined the first week of each semester. 

The math center is located on the 4th floor of Jackson Hall in the Student Success Suite. 

    CSU 101

    This zero credit class is required for all first time college students and select transfers, and is designed to help you transition smoothly into university life. You will be prepared with strategies to succeed in college-level academics, managing a healthy lifestyle and finding helpful resources.

    Library Helps

    Students can access materials, online resources and research helps through the on-campus Murphy Memorial Library

    The online LibGuide and Library Catalog are available online at all hours.

    Small Classes and Invested Professors

    Clarks Summit University’s professors truly care about their students. Not only are they knowledgeable in their fields, but they’re invested in their students’ academic success and spiritual growth. Small class sizes make it easier for them to get to know you and help you as an individual. If you have questions or concerns in a particular class, reach out to your professor—they want to help you!

    Holistic Support

    Mentors for Success Beyond the Classroom

    Many students at CSU meet regularly with a mentor who prays with them, talks about life and gives them biblical counsel. Associate Deans in OSD are a good touch point, as well as academic advisors, faculty members, staff members and people at your local church. You will find friends and mentors among your resident assistants, professors and resident directors who will continue to be there for you long after you graduate!

    Intentionally Designed Student Employment

    Students can find employment on campus under student and staff mentors who will help you develop valuable skills.

    Learn more about CSU’s on-campus student employment.

    Career Services

    Not sure what career to pursue or how exactly to get there? CSU’s Career Services Center offers Career Direct testing and assistance with resumes and cover letters, interview skills, job searches and ministry opportunities to help you gain direction and form a plan for the future.

    Learn more about Career Services.

    Counseling Services

    On-campus students have access to counseling services. Speaking with the associate dean of men or women is the best place to start. Foundations Christian Counseling center also has an office right on campus.

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