Helpful Resources

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Please use the links below to help you locate resources that will help you be successful at Lamar by supporting your learning and educational goals.  Additional resources for support and information can be viewed on the Current Students page.

Learning Support Resources and Tutoring

REDtalks: Free 30 minute presentations by faculty and staff sharing expertise and advice to help you succeed in college.

Disability Resource Center (DRC):  The staff at the DRC are committed to supporting students with disabilities at Lamar University through the appropriate use of advocacy, accommodations, and supportive services to ensure access to campus courses, services, and activities.

ASL Lab: Students can develop their ASL skills outside of their class in the ASL Lab which is staffed with tutors who are fluent ASL uses. The ASL lab is located in room 107F of the Communication Building.

College Readiness Math Lab:  CRMA students can receive tutoring in room 211 of the Lucas Engineering Building. Tutoring availability and hours will be posted by the department.

Math Tutoring Lab: Students in math classes can receive tutoring in room 209 of the Lucas Engineering Building. Tutoring availability and hours will be posted by the department.

Psychology Tutoring Lab: Students in psychology classes can receive tutoring in room 203F of the Social Behavioral Science Building.  Tutoring availability and hours will be posted by the department.

Physics Tutoring Lab: Students in physics classes can receive tutoring in room 110 of the Archer Building.  Tutoring availability and hours will be posted by the department.

LU Tutoring Center: The LU Tutoring Center offers FREE individual and small group tutoring for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students. They make every effort to find a tutor in any subject requested. Tutoring is available by weekly appointment or during walk-in hours. Students seeking tutoring can sign up at any point in the semester, but STAR Services encourages students to request a tutor early in the semester for maximum benefit and to avoid scheduling delays.

Supplemental Instruction (SI): SI is an academic support program utilizing peer-assisted study sessions to enhance student performance and retention. SI offers regularly scheduled study sessions that are facilitated by trained LU peers who assist students with learning course content and study skills. Check your syllabus and listen on the first day of class to see if SI is available for that course.

LU Success:  This program assists students who want to develop skills for college success by strengthening strategies and techniques that will help them be better learners and plan effectively. Through collaborative, personalized consultations with Peer Success Partners, students are supported in developing and implementing new approaches and strategies that help them reach their learning potential.

Veterans Affairs Office: This office assists all students using education benefits under the Department of Veterans Affairs Educational Assistance Programs and Texas Hazlewood Exemption Act in obtaining their educational benefits at Lamar.

Writing Center: Whether students have begun to write or need help gathering ideas and planning an assignment, the Writing Center aims to improve student writing. Rather than meeting a short-term goal of improving one particular paper, we seek to improve the student writer's composing skills so that he or she can approach any writing assignment in a progressively more skilled and confident manner.

Engaging Beyond the Classroom

African American Mentoring Program (AAMP): AAMP is designed for African American male students at Lamar University. This program provides professional networking, mentoring, goal setting, leadership skills, and a host of other experiences designed to help develop the skills and connections necessary to successfully market yourself and achieve your dreams during and after college.

Career and Professional Development:  The Career and Professional Development Center offers students career preparation, such as resume critiques, mock interviews, employer connections and much more.

David J. Beck Fellowships: The Beck Fellowships reward outstanding academic achievement and allow top students to further challenge themselves with unique opportunities for undergraduate research and creative study.

Reaud Honors College: The Honors College of Lamar University is attentive to the goals and aspirations of Lamar’s high ability students, engaging these students both within the University and the larger community to facilitate the achievement of their goals.

Cardinal Communities (CCs): CCs are groups of approximately 20 Freshman or Transfer students who take one or more courses together and interact outside of the classroom at least once a week. Each CC is grouped together according to the students' major or a theme/interest. The weekly out-of-class meet up is facilitated by a peer mentor and a faculty or staff mentor. The CC activities (e.g., guest speakers, group-study sessions, social activities) promote and foster a sense of community between the students.

McNair Scholars Program: The program encourages students to pursue graduate studies by providing opportunities to define goals, to engage in research, and to develop the skills and student/faculty mentor relationships critical to success at the doctoral level.  The program is seeking talented college juniors and seniors who are first generation and low-income students, or who are from a group underrepresented at the doctoral level.

Office of Undergraduate Research: The Office of Undergraduate Research creates, facilitates and enhances opportunities for students interested in conducting undergraduate research. The office allows undergraduates to make a difference in their fields and form strong mentor relationships with faculty members in their respective disciplines.

Scholarships: Most scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement. Other factors such as academic major, leadership ability and specialized skills (athletics, marching band, music, etc.) also may be considered in awarding scholarships. For priority consideration for most scholarships, apply no later than February 1 each year (some unique opportunities require earlier deadlines).

STAIRSTEP: The program is an NSF sponsored initiative aimed at increasing the retention and graduation rate of at-risk students seeking undergraduate degrees from the departments of chemistry, computer science, math, physics, or earth and space science.  Through mentoring, tutoring, outreach, research, and other related activities, students learn how to succeed in in their academic pursuits here at Lamar and beyond graduation.  Students who are first generation in college, low income, female, or under-represented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Student Life: There are a wide-ranging array of departments, programs and services dedicated to providing students with opportunities to increase leadership abilities, promote student learning, and enhance the development of all Lamar University students.

Study Abroad: We encourage and support students who wish to participate in study abroad programs that have the potential to broaden their cultural horizons. You can earn academic credit while participating in faculty-led programs in China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Spain and more.