Aug 07, 2020  
2006-2008 Undergraduate Catalog 
2006-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Office of Retention Services

108 North Hall Welcome Center 

Carla Hradisky-Coffelt

Carole Sallmen

Service to our students is paramount at Slippery Rock University. We are not only interested in recruiting students to The Rock, but are equally as interested in seeing them through to success. Through the Office of Retention Services, Slippery Rock begins early in the first semester freshman year to retain its students by addressing the issues that a first semester freshman will experience. Assistance is offered to freshman students through a computerized assessment program call SAPA (Student Attendance, Performance and Adjustment Report).

Within the first 5 weeks of the semester, faculty who teach first year students are asked, “How are your freshman students doing?” These questions are asked to get a better sense if the students are attending class regularly, if they are prepared, doing homework assignments and are meeting success. Once the freshmen are evaluated, academic advisors along with key university personnel are notified of the problems.

During one-on-one interviews with SAPA cited student, university personnel have the opportunity to speak with students directly, refer them to academic tutoring, support sessions and recommend both personal and career counseling as needed.

FYRST students who have interrupted their attendance at The Rock for any reason may resume studies at Slippery Rock University by reapplying for admission through the Retention Services office.