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The Academic Enhancement Program (AEP), WSSU’s study hall platform, provides specialized academic services to special student populations such as student-athletes, band and choir students and students whose records indicate the need for additional help with their academic success. The program is also open to any student who wants to benefit from AEP’s services.

AEP uses an early intervention methodology to:

  • Cultivate a culture of engagement,
  • Build pathways for advancing through an academic program,
  • Set realistic expectations,
  • Provides holistic student support,
  • Develop good study habits
  • Establish clear career goals
  • Compete successfully in the academic setting

We seek to provide support programs that:

  • Focus on each student learner's needs and goals
  • Respect diverse ways of knowing, and different rates and pathways of learning 
  • Implement innovative, evidence-based instructional practices
  • Help students connect what they learn in courses to their own interests and goals
  • Are accessible, engaging, and collaborative

With the professional advice of advising and coaching professionals, and other support staff, at-risk students will implement a self-designed Personal Academic Success Plan to improve their academic standing.

We believe:

  • Education is human right, and robust academic support programs are essential that all students have educational access and opportunity.
  • The process of learning is always individual; learners require flexible and responsive learning environments. 
  • Education is a shared project. Students, professors, peer tutors, and educational administrators all play a part in making academic learning possible.

Academic Resource Core - Mentoring Program

The Academic Resource Core - Mentoring Program, known as A.R.C., under the AEP program strives to work collaboratively with the various departments in Student Affairs, academic deans’ offices, and other University offices to ensure that students receive the necessary and appropriate support to achieve their personal, academic, and professional goals.  Whether one-on-one mentoring or group sessions to encourage, enrich and empower students the goal is to bridge (or ARC) them to their hidden potential.