Center for Academic Success

The Center for Academic Success is the place for students to study, find support through tutors and more.

  • Disability Services has a testing/lab room to accommodate students with disabilities. Find our full page of services and guides, including the Student Guide to Disability Services here.
  • The Learning Commons is a study space designed for individual and group work with access to technology and tutors.

Location and office hours

The Center for Academic Success is located in the lower level of Miller-Moore Academic Center (room 033) on the Bethel College campus. Find hours here.

Please contact Becky Aldridge, administrative assistant, to schedule your appointment:  574.807.7460,  or

Mission and Objectives

The purpose of the Center for Academic Success is to promote student retention and degree completion by equipping students for success in the classroom and beyond through collaborative services and programs aimed at academic success, via 1) disability services, 2) tutoring services, and 3) academic coaching.

Disability Services Objectives

  1. To serve our diverse population of ADA students excellently and equitably
  2. To treat the disabled among us in a dignifying, Christ-like manner
  3. To keep up with evolving case law and professional best practices in a rapidly changing higher education environment

Tutoring Services Objectives

  1. To be a “one-stop shop” for student academic support, dedicated to empowering students to attain their learning goals.
  2. To provide peer-driven tutoring services in which the tutee drives the session.
  3. To provide tutoring services in all the required general-education courses, in addition to providing tutees with studying strategies and resources.
  4. To remove the stigma of tutoring services by promoting an environment in which tutoring is perceived as a positive, rather than a negative.
  5. To be committed to collaboration, creativity, excellence, hospitality, and service.

Academic Coaching Services Objectives:

  1. To act as a guide for all things connected to academic performance, including:  understanding and following a syllabus, time management, study skills, organizational skills, test preparation, goal-setting, grade monitoring, and the importance of using campus academic resources. 
  2. To meet with the struggling student on a regularly established schedule and ensure s/he is following through on the above.
  3. To identify struggling students who may not currently be involved with academic resources, and connect them with campus resources, including academic coaching.