Division of Academic Services
The Division of Academic Services includes four outstanding student service departments: the Academic Exploration Program (AEP), Academic Support, Career Services, and Learn and Serve Niagara.
Academic Services provides programs, services and resources that support students and promote both academic excellence and personal growth. The division’s goal is to assist students in discovering and building their self-awareness and developing the academic, personal and professional skills they need to be successful both at Niagara and in life after college.
Supporting students’ development as competent, confident, responsible and reflective lifelong learners is vital to their success not only at Niagara University, but throughout their lives. All of the departments in Niagara University’s Division of Academic Services provide a welcoming environment for students, collaborate with faculty, staff and the community and endeavor to bring to life the Vincentian charism of service inspired by St. Vincent de Paul.
Below are the primary missions for each department:
The Academic Exploration Program helps students identify their interests, abilities and values so that they can make an educated and confident major selection. AEP provides a learning experience using resources from all areas on campus through individualized guidance. Students participate in the exploration process in order to select a major that supports their career goals.
The Office of Academic Support contributes to the students’ academic achievement and fosters their independence as learners through teaching, tutoring, academic mentoring and supporting students with disabilities.
Career Services seeks to provide students and alumni with the best possible assistance in developing and achieving their career objectives as they work toward the goal of lifelong career satisfaction.
Learn and Serve Niagara provides service learning, a type of experiential learning that seeks to promote the mission of the university by enhancing academic skills and lifelong learning. NU students advocate for social change by modeling a way of living that supports and sustains good community relations.