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Student Success

The Office of Student Success is dedicate to assisting students to succeed in college!  They are an excellent resource to assist in the exploration of educational goals.  Students are invited to take advantage of their knowledge and willingness to assist in navigating through the college experience.

+Advising Staff

Students are assigned a student Success Advisor based on their major which allows students to benefit from a deep understanding of the course progression and processes unique to that program.  Your advisor will assist you in developing a graduation plan, registering in classes and identifying resources to assist in successful progression toward your degree.  They are available to assist students in a variety of ways beyond simply registering for classes.

Every student also has a faculty advisor who provides information on career pathways in specific to each major and can assist in determining appropriate elective credit, internships and other experiences that provide a deeper preparation in your chosen career.

Although our offices are currently working remotely, we are available to meet with you virtually and assist you in the enrollment process. You can contact your advisor directly with the information below, or Email Advising 

Advising Staff:

Burcu Demarco Director of Student Success

Burcu Demarco
Director, Student Success
bdemarco@thomasu.edu
229-227-1621 ext. 1054
Call or Text  229-201-2653
Schedule Appointment

 

Courtney Sinclair Education Advisor

Courtney Sinclair
Advisor, Student Success
csinclair@thomasu.edu
Call or Text 229-201-1324
Schedule Appointment

 



Stacie Reilly
Advisor, Student Success
sreilly@thomasu.edu
229-226-1621 ext. 1087
Call or Text 229-977-7673
Schedule Appointment

 



Kendon Wararen - Business, Humanities advisor

Kendon Warren
Advisor, Student Success
kwarren@thomasu.edu
229-227-1621 ext. 1063
Call or  Text 229-201-0889
Schedule Appointment

 

+Disability Services

The Disability Support Services Office is available to Thomas University on-campus and online students with disabilities. They coordinate with resources to provide a learning environment focused on student success.

 

The Student Disability Support Services Office serves as Thomas University’s entry-point into advocacy for on-campus, online and distance students with disabilities. We work with faculty and staff to provide academic accommodations for the unique needs of students both in and out of the classroom at Thomas University. By providing support services to students with disabilities, TU offers an opportunity for students to achieve their academic and personal goals.

Remember, you must request services each and every semester you would like services to occur.

Thomas University is committed to ensuring all qualified students have access to quality education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

Disability Services Contact:
Dr. Katrina Steele
229-226-1621, ext 1164

Add ADA Connect to your Canvas home page! ADA Connect is a resource in Canvas for students to find information about the Office of Disability Services, study resources and disability awareness activities. To add this resource to your Canvas home page, follow these instructions:

  • Log in to Canvas
  • Click on the ‘Help’ button on the left side
  • Click on ‘Students with Disabilities’
  • Click on the + button in the top right to add to your Canvas home page.

Academic Accommodations

Students can receive various academic accommodations based upon their individual needs.Some examples of accommodations are having course materials made available in alternative formats such as:

  • Braille
  • Large print
  • Audio books

Other accommodations:

  • Assistive software
  • Alternative testing locations
  • Extra time on tests
      This is not an exhaustive list of accommodations. Accommodations are individualized and will be discussed and implemented depending on the academic needs of each individual student.

Requesting Accommodations

Thomas University complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, both of which ensure that no student is denied benefits, excluded from participation, or otherwise subjected to discrimination because of a disability.

Students request accommodations for documented disabilities have the legal responsibility to request reasonable accommodations in a timely manner and to provide the institution with appropriate documentation of any disabling conditions. Sufficient advance notice of a request for an accommodation is required in order to give the various offices involved in making the accommodation a reasonable period of time to evaluate the request. It is important to note that self-disclosure of a disability is strictly voluntary.

Students who are interested in receiving accommodations based on their disabilities should complete the steps listed below in advance of the anticipated need for services and accommodations and complete the attached form. This form and documentation of the disability must be received no later than TWO WEEKS prior to the start of the semester in which the student intends to attend classes for accommodations to be made in a timely manner.

Students must be officially admitted to Thomas University.

Students requesting accommodations should complete the Voluntary Request for Accommodation form below to register with the office of Student Disability Support Services.

Current, written documentation from appropriate professional personnel is required and documentation is subject to verification by Thomas University.

Approval of reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case based on the justification contained in the written documentation provided by the student.

NOTE: Thomas University offers the following reasonable accommodations:

  • Note-takers
  • Interpreters
  • Extended time for Testing
  • Adaptive Technology
  • Accessible facilities
  • Class materials in alternative format (Deadlines required in order to receive materials prior to the start of class.)

Disability Resources

Best Colleges Information

DOJ/ADA

EEOC

Guide to Disability Rights Laws

Section 504, Rehabilitation Act

Differences Between High School and College Accommodations

Transition to College for Students with Disabilities

Spartan Wheelchariots

Students with disabilities scholarships

+Tutoring

The Learning Commons offers tutoring and student success services to Thomas University students. Tutoring services are available to any Thomas University student, in any year, studying in any discipline.

Visit the Learning Commons to:

  • Work with a peer tutor in math, science and writing
  • Attend a time management workshop
  • Join a study group

Visit the Learning Commons page for more information

+Counseling Services

Thomas University has partnered with Archbold Medical Center to provide free counseling to all students. Archbold Student Assistance Program is located at

902 Cairo Road, Thomasville, GA 31792
Phone number: 229-228-2210.

Additionally, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness. 

1-800-273-8255

There is also a chat line available  (Links to an external site.)

+Career Center

Thomas University’s Career Center is your resource portal for a variety of resources related to career planning and conducting a successful employment search. A wide variety of services are available for TU students and alumni.

Employers

If you are interested in posting a position or internship opportunity with us (full or part-time), please contact us and we will be happy to post your position and work with students and alumni.

+Mindfulness

To listen to a series of presentations on mindfulness and meditation by Rich Curtis, Associate Professor of Art at Thomas University,  please click here.

+Student Emergency Fund

Financial circumstances can change quickly, at times in ways in which we have little or no control. We understand financial hardship can bring significant stress and impact your ability to succeed at TU. We are committed to your success and stand ready to support you in all ways possible to help you overcome your financial hurdles and continue your education at TU. Click here for information on TU’s emergency fund students.

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