Student Support and Services

Student Support and Services

Support and Guidance for a New Challenge

Clarkson students aren't afraid of hard work or taking risks, but that doesn't mean you have to go at it alone. Clarkson's support teams empower and guide you to achieve your best academically, personally and professionally — both during your time as a student and after you graduate.

Academic Support System

Our students are drawn to Clarkson’s tight-knit community feeling, where they are treated as unique individuals with something to contribute to both our campus and society.

  • We know that our rigorous academics require a highly supportive environment, so we take extra steps to provide caring and knowledgeable faculty and staff to all of our students.
  • Each undergraduate student has at least one professional advisor, a first-year mentor and the staff members of both our Counseling Center and Student Success Center.
  • Asking for help is celebrated at Clarkson, with over 30% of students using our academic support services and over 50% using our health and counseling services every year.
  • We continue to expand our direct and indirect services in mental health, wellness and accessibility to meet the needs of our diverse student body.

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Here for Your Success

From ensuring your personal safety to helping you nail an upcoming job interview, our student support professionals provide an environment where you can thrive.

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Testing Services

Clarkson offers convenient access to the FE, GMAT, GRE, NYSTCE, TOEFL and other widely-used admissions, certification, licensure, and professional exams. Testing Services also offers GRE test prep courses.

Resources for the Road Ahead

We know how hard you've worked to get here, but we don't just want you to arrive at Clarkson — we want you to thrive. Our resources promote success and community at Clarkson and meet the unique needs of students from racial and ethnic minorities in STEM; African American, Latino and Hispanic American and Indigenous students; first-generation or low-income students; and students with disabilities.

TRiO Student Support Services

If you're a first-generation student, come from a low-income background or have a disability, get the tools to rise to this new and exciting challenge. Our Student Support Services program can help you meet those expectations.

Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)

HEOP provides access and opportunity to New York State residents who demonstrate promise and potential for success at Clarkson University. These students receive a full-needs financial aid package, along with academic support and guidance to assure success.

Community of Underrepresented Professional Opportunities (CUPO)

CUPO is home to the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Scholars), the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program (LSAMP) and the Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP). Eligible STEM students are provided with academic support, career development, graduate school preparation and research opportunities.

F1RST Connection

One in every four Clarkson students is the first in their family to attend college. This Living-Learning Community celebrates you and connects you with students, faculty and staff invested in helping you make the leap to this brand-new environment. This LLC is designed to foster a support system among first-gen students and adds an extra layer of support from students, faculty and staff to help you transition and adapt to this brand-new environment.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity ignites creativity and innovation. At Clarkson, we're committed to building a campus that lives these ideals — beginning with the steps we take to attract students, provide support and launch careers.

Explore Our DEI Initiatives

Contact Us

Curious how Clarkson can meet your individual needs? Talk to us about our support services.

Phone: 315-268-2209
Fax: 315-268-1377

Get the Resources You Need to Thrive

Curious how Clarkson can meet your individual needs? Talk to us about our support services.