108 North Hall Welcome Center
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.