Our Programs and Services


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Pitt CARES is the new student orientation program at Pittsburg State.

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GORILLA WARM-UP is the first class meeting for the Freshman Experience seminar. Students must attend this “pre-semester” activity to receive course credit. This activity is designed to familiarize you with the campus, the resources and activities available, and generally give you a head start at PSU.

Registration for GORILLA WARM-UP begins at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2018 under the tent on the Oval in front of Heckert-Wells. Please arrive no later than 2:15 to ensure you have the materials you need. We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and clothing (shorts/t-shirt).

Key to your success here at Pitt State will be the relationships you develop with other students and faculty members and your taking full advantage of the great resources for students. Please use the opportunity that GORILLA WARM-UP  provides to get to know the campus and your classmates. It will help you get off to a great start, and remember, attendance is REQUIRED.

If you or your parents have questions regarding Freshman Experience or anything else related to PSU, please contact the Student Success Programs office at 1-800-854-7488 (option 4) or the Student Success Programs Office at 620-235-6578.

 

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Academic Success Workshops give YOU some strategies to bridge the gap between the skills you arrived with and the skills your professors are expecting from you in class.

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Whether you are studying for a test, writing a paper or preparing a presentation, tutors can help you sharpen your skills and increase your knowledge.

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Scavenger Hunt

The Student Success Programs office coordinates four different courses for new students: Freshman Experience, Transitions, International Transitions, and Athlete Transitions.

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Scavenger Hunt

From success workshop handouts to academic advisor and advisee responsibilities, we have all of the resources you need to support your success. 

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About Us


  • Contact Us
  • Meet the Staff
  • Mission and Vision
  • Freshman Class Photos
Please visit us in 113 Axe Libary or call us at 620-235-6578. 

Heather Eckstein

Director of Student Success Programs
Heather Eckstein
620-235-4265 or 1-800-854-PITT (option 4)

Ashley Wadell

Student Success Counselor
Ashley Wadell
620-235-4951

Graduate Assistants
Sarah Jones
Major: Counseling
620-235-6175

Andrea Kratochvil
Major: Psychology
620-235-6175


Student Assistants
Marina Stricklin
Major: Integrated Studies (Sustainability, Society, and Resource Management)
620-235-6578

Bret McGuire
Major: Accounting
620-235-6578

Mission:

Student Success Programs provides programs and services to promote the successful transition of new students into a university environment.

Vision:

To be a model among our peer institutions for student transition programming and be viewed as a center for student success services at Pittsburg State University by providing comprehensive programs to promote student engagement and learning during times of transition.