BEAR Central (Belonging, Equity, Access and Retention) offers resources and services to set you up for academic success.
BEAR Central offers services for all undergraduate and graduate students, including undergraduate advising, undergraduate and graduate student success services, writing and speaking services, tutoring services, peer academic coaching and faculty academic coaching, among other services.
Stop by BEAR Central on the second floor of Rudisill Library anytime to see what is available, whether you need help for an assignment or help planning your semester. We are also available when you find yourself not meeting your own expectations in a course, but don’t wait until then.
Every office and area at Lenoir-Rhyne is committed to student success. The role of BEAR Central is to shore up institutional efforts, strengthen outcomes and directly assist you in navigating your student journey from orientation through graduation and beyond.
Academic advising is focused on the development of a plan to achieve a degree that reflects your own unique interests, abilities, goals and values. This plan includes both the coursework required for your degree and learning opportunities and experiences beyond the classroom, including co-curricular activities, study abroad and internships.
Advising and Undergraduate Student Success Services provide general advising services to all first-year and exploratory students as well as success coaching and help with academic planning to any student in need. These services are available for drop-in appointments Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. We are located in BEAR Central on the second floor of Rudisill Library.
Writing and Speaking Services puts you in touch with caring, supportive readers/listeners for your work in progress. Whether you’re just starting to work on an assignment or ready to edit, our tutors can help you see your project from your audience’s perspective.
We have resources and tutors for writing and public speaking assignments in any course at LR. We can help you with any aspect of your project: developing a thesis or support; organizing; editing; creating visual aids; vocal/physical delivery; and speech anxiety. Our tutors are ready to assist with online presentations as well.
If you're looking for help with your mathematics and computer science courses, our undergraduate tutors can help. They can assist you with first- and second-year math and computer science courses as well as many upper-division classes. In addition, we offer reference materials, solutions manuals and software.
Disability Services provides support services and resources to students with a disability through appropriate accommodation of university policies, practices and procedures. We work to ensure that every student with a disability has an equal opportunity to benefit from university programs.
We also serve as a campus and community resource for information about people with disabilities and the issues that affect them.
BEAR Central offers workshops and individual coaching for all students who temporarily find themselves not in good academic standing. These services are available to help you recover from past academic difficulties, return to good academic standing and achieve academic success.
The Academic Probation and Recovery is required for students during their first semester of probation and includes the following:
The Disability Services Office works with students to address various needs such as providing help with note taking, books on tape or e-text, alternate testing arrangements, assistive technology and more.