Academic Services

Accessibility Services and Accommodations 

Student Success Center • First Floor, Plassmann Hall • (716) 375-2065

Accommodations and support services are available to students who have learning disabilities, ADHD, vision or hearing loss, physical disabilities, medical diagnoses and health conditions, and/or mental health diagnoses.  Students with documented disabilities may request reasonable accommodations and auxiliary aids that enables them to participate in programs and activities at St. Bonaventure University.  Accessibility Services and Accommodations (ASA) works with students who register with the office, submit documentation that supports the requested accommodations and self-disclose to professors each semester. 

Available accommodations include, but are not limited to, extended time for class exams, distraction reduced testing environment, access to computers with Microsoft Word, note taking assistance, and access to digital media materials. 

In order to be eligible for reasonable academic accommodations, current documentation of a disability must be submitted to the ASA office.  Documentation must include a specific diagnosis of a disability and support the requested accommodation(s).  Students should contact the ASA office for more specific information about documentation requirements or questions regarding eligibility or services.

The Student Success Center

First Floor, Plassmann Hall • (716) 375-2692

The Student Success Center is a centralized resource for academic support for all undergraduate students. Services in the Student Success Center include tutoring, academic counseling, supplemental instruction, the writing and math labs, orientation programming, peer coaching, the All Bonaventure Reads program, services for students with disabilities, and services for international students. The Student Success Center also hosts the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), a college-access program sponsored jointly by St. Bonaventure University and the New York State Education Department. Retention efforts – notably the Academic Intervention, Academic Restoration, and Freshman Probation programs – offer students who have low grades an opportunity to reclaim their academic standing. Tutoring, available at no additional cost to the student, is the most widely used academic support service and is available for most lower-level and general education courses.

Career and Professional Readiness Center

Room 231, Reilly Center • (716) 375-2384

The CPRC offers a comprehensive range of services and programs that empowers students with the skills to understand and implement career/life goals, enhance their professional development, and implement effective job-search strategies.

Undergraduate and graduate students are offered an opportunity to develop career goals and explore the relationship between academic majors and career choice through individual counseling, workshops, vocational assessments and the use of the Center’s web-based resources. Additionally, all students are encouraged to participate in the CPRC’s Competitive Edge Certificate Program. This program provides sophomore, junior and senior students the opportunity to enhance their marketability to employers and graduate schools through participation in specific professional development workshops and events.  The CPRC coordinates an on-campus recruiting program, authors a comprehensive website at http://www.sbu.edu/cprc, and assists students with the job and internship and/or graduate school search process.