Academic Support Programs

Student Academic Support Center. The Student Academic Support Center (SASC) helps students develop confidence in their abilities and achieve their potential. The center's services, based on best practices in learning assistance, include needs assessment, student-to-student tutoring, and one-on-one instruction with professional staff. In collaboration with faculty and other staff, SASC coordinates specialized services for students with disabilities, manages Academic Alerts through the CARE Network, and supports initiatives of the advising program. Affirming the mission of Luther College, the center serves all students, challenging them to "learn in community and discern [their] callings." Go to for information regarding SASC.

Care Network. The CARE Network is the online reporting vehicle for faculty and staff to alert the Student Academic Support Center (SASC) when students are in academic or personal difficulty. The SASC office sends an e-mail to the student to encourage the use of the SASC resources. An e-mail notice regarding the student's progress is also sent to the academic advisor and any relevant athletic coach or musical ensemble directors.

Disability Services. Luther College is committed to providing equal educational opportunities for individuals with disabilities, in accordance with state and federal law and regulations, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. To ensure equal access for students with disabilities, Luther College provides reasonable accommodations that do not alter the nature of the academic or residential programs. Both Luther College and the ADA emphasize that a student must register with Disability Services by providing appropriate documentation about the disability from appropriate professionals and also make timely and reasonable requests for accommodations and services. Accommodations may vary from class to class and be different for individuals with the same disability. Go to for information regarding disability services.

Student Support Services. The Student Support Services (SSS) project at Luther College is designed to help eligible students maximize their academic potential and achieve their professional and personal goals. SSS offers individualized tutoring, writing assistance, academic advising, career counseling, and personal support, in addition to small study groups, study skills workshops, and leadership opportunities. The project is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and is defined by the regulations that govern all TRIO programs. SSS has been an active presence on the campus since 1973. It is sponsored by the college community and administered through the office of the academic dean.