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Academic Support Services

 Academic Support Services Offered at Millsaps College


Academic Support Services Office (Academic Complex 101) - The Director of Academic Support Services supports students with academic advising issues, registration issues, requests for withdrawal or leave of absence, and any other issues related to their academic success at Millsaps. Students who need assistance with locating the support they need should start with this office. The director is Ms. Janet Langley (601-974-1134).

Academic Advisors - Each new student is assigned to an academic advisor - either freshman or transfer advisor - upon their enrollment at Millsaps. After they file a formal declaration of major, they are assigned to an advisor in their major area/s. The director of Academic Advising is Dr. Melissa Lea (601-974-1755).

ADA Services for Students with Disabilities (Campbell Student Center 308) - The Assistant Dean of Student for Residence Life supports students with documented disabilities to receive reasonable accommodations to facilitate their success in college. The assistant dean is Mr. Patrick Cooper (601-974-1228).

Career Center (Campbell Student Center, 3rd floor) - The staff of the Career Center supports the choice of major and future career paths related to academic study. The director is Ms. Tonya Nations (601-974-1346).

Counseling & Wellness Services (Campbell Student Center 338) - The Counseling Center supports students with personal counseling issues, stress management, time management, reading and study skills, problem solving, and health issues that may impact their success as a student. An appointment with a counselor may be set by contacting the Counseling Center (601-974-1206).

Faculty - Faculty members are generally available for additional academic support to students both in the classroom and during regular office hours. Appointments may be made by speaking with your professors personally or by e-mailing them for a convenient time to meet.

Library - The Millsaps-Wilson Library provides a wealth of academic resources and study areas. The staff of the library is also available to assist students with academic research and securing inter-library resources. The College Librarian is Mr. Thomas Henderson (601-974-1070).

Tutoring Services - Detailed list is below.

Writing Center - The Writing Center, staffed by peer writing tutors, is located in John Stone Hall.  Writing Center hours are Monday thru Thursday, 3-6 p.m. and 7-10 p.m., and Tuesday/Thursday 11:30-1:00.  Student writing tutors are also available for the following hours in the Library: Sunday thru Thursday 7-10 p.m. The Writing Center Coordinator is Liz Egan (601-974-1308).



The Accounting lab is located in Murrah Annex 122 and is staffed by graduate assistants. Contact Dr. Kim Burke (601-974-1280) for information.

The Biology honorary, Beta Beta Beta, provides a free tutoring service for students in the introductory biology classes. Students needing help are encouraged to call or e-mail individual tutors. Lab assistants in each class are also available for extra help when needed. Contact department chair Dr. Debora Mann (601-974-1415) or your biology professor.

Student tutoring may be arranged by contacting any chemistry professor or department chair Dr. Kristina Stensaas (601-974-1402).

Classical Studies:
The Classical Studies Department will arrange student tutoring as needed. Contact department chair Dr. Holly Sypniewski (601-974-1299).

The Geology Department arranges tutors upon request. See your geology professor.

The Math Lab meets MW from 7 - 8:30 pm and TTh 4 - 5:30 in room SH - 368. Contact Professor Tracy Sullivan (974-1364) regarding the math lab. Contact Dr. Mark Lynch (601-974-1362) for the list of student tutors.

Modern Languages:
Contact your Modern Language professor for information on tutoring in Spanish or French.

The Music Department offers tutoring by individual professors in the department.

Student tutors are available in Sullivan Harrell 104 before 4:00 p.m.; in Sullivan Harrel 368 after 6:00 p.m. A schedule is posted each semester.  Contract department chair Dr. Shadow Robinson (601-974-1348) for additional information.

Tutoring is available for the Experimental Psychology and Statistics course both semesters, every year. The student tutor holds regular hours in the department and will also schedule private tutoring as needed. Contact department chair Dr. Kurt Thaw (601-974-1380).

Religious Studies:
The Department of Religious Studies arranges tutors upon request. See your RS professor.

Writing Center:
The Writing Center is located in John Stone Hall.  It is staffed by professional staff members as well as student writing tutors.

Writing Center hours are Tuesday/Thursday 11:30-1:00 and Monday - Thursday, 3-6 and 7-10 p.m. Student writing tutors are also available for the following hours in the Library: Sunday thru Thursday 7-10 p.m.

Peer Support:
There are many peer study groups both within particular classes/majors and within particular groups such as fraternities or athletic teams. Study with your friends - you will learn more yourself by helping someone else!



Recognition for academic excellence is made each semester by the Dean's and President's Lists. Students also received departmental honors and recognition annually at the all-college Academic Awards Day ceremony. Graduation with distinction and other high academic awards and recognitions are announced at annually at Commencement.