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Student Academic Support Services

Student Academic Support Services' offices (Rooms 216 & 217 in the Pilgrim Library) are open: 
Monday-Friday: 8-4:30pm 
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed 

*Please note that the SASS writing consultation and tutoring services as well as the Structured Study Program have extended hours and are open most evenings.  

SASS Mission & Services

Student Academic Support ServicesThe mission of Student Academic Support Services (SASS) is to provide undergraduate students at Defiance College with a comprehensive array of resources and opportunities to become more independent and efficient learners, so that they are able to meet or exceed the college’s academic standards and attain their personal educational goals.

Click on one of the tabs above or one of the links below to learn more about the programs provided by SASS:

  • First-Year Program — strives to support and empower Defiance College’s students to be successful college learners and engaged campus leaders. One of the main goals of the First-Year Program is to prepare and orient incoming first-year students to the academic realities of the Defiance College campus.Through SASS, the First-Year Program coordinates the FYE 100– College Engagement Seminar and trains and supervises the First-Year Peer Leaders.
  • Learning Studio — provides academic services to assist the college’s students. The following Academic Support Services are provided through the Learning Studio: Tutoring, Writing Consultation, Supplemental InstructionStudy Skill Development, and Structured Study Program (Study Tables)
  • Success Coaching — is a program where trained staff meet one-on-one with undergraduate students to build connections, educate them about college resources, and develop personal plans to facilitate their success. While Success Coaching is required for conditionally admitted students, any student can take advantage of the coaching provided through SASS. 
  • Success@DC – is an early-alert system that collects information reported by faculty and staff regarding students’ attendance, academic performance, campus behaviors, and other concerns. The SASS staff and Student Life oversee this system to assist students of concern by providing the necessary advising and navigating student concerns to the appropriate support services on campus.
  • Advising Undeclared Students — is a service to support those students who may be struggling to identify a major for their college studies. We provide assistance with scheduling as well as advising and exploration tools and strategies in close coordination with the Career Development Office to help a student discover the major that is right for them.       



201 College Pl. Defiance, OH 43512


[p:] (419) 783-2481