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Structured Study Program: Welcome!

The Structured Study Program (SSP) is about assisting you to develop effective time management and college study skills in a positive, resource-rich environment!  SSP promotes learning by encouraging students to set academic goals for their SSP sessions. Since SSP is located in the Pilgrim Library, it creates an environment where students can get coursework done with few distractions and where students can get the academic assistance they need, such as tutoring or writing help. Sessions are offered throughout the week and should be scheduled online. Please see Lisa Crumit-Hancock, Assistant Dean of Student Success (Pilgrim Library 216), if you have any questions. 

SSP Hours

SSP is located in the Pilgrim Library

 Be sure to sign-up and schedule your hours the first week of classes!

Students can schedule hours for the following days and times:

Sundays 6-11pm

Mondays - Thursdays 8am-11pm

Fridays 8am-4pm

SSP Sign-Up Form

NOTE: In order for the Google Form below to work, you should be logged into a desktop or laptop computer (generally the form will not open correctly on phones). You also should be logged into your Defiance College Google email account for the form to work correctly. Thanks!

SSP Procedures & Rules

SSP Procedures:

  • You should sign up for SSP hours the first week of the semester using the online sign-up form on this webpage.  You schedule these hours just like you schedule your class and are expected to keep those hours unless you have a conflict due to athletic competition, faculty meeting, or club/organization activity.  We ask that you schedule your hours so we can plan accordingly in the library to ensure academic support resources and study spaces are available. 
  • To assist you with your studying, you can find goal planning worksheets at the information desk. 
  • When you come into the library for your SSP hours, please go to the information desk and surrender your DC student ID.  This will be scanned to clock you in and will be returned when you clock out.  If you do not have a student ID, you will be asked to provide your driver's license. If you do not have your ID nor your license, you will NOT be allowed to clock into study tables!

SSP Rules:

  1. All students in SSP will sit in the designated area of the library - upstairs. NO student clocked in for SSP should be on the lower level of the library unless using the resources in the Academic Support Center on the lower level. 
  2. Students must come prepared to study.  Students need to bring appropriate coursework: reading, writing assignments, projects, etc. Therefore, plan appropriately by bringing all books and supplies needed for the SSP session. 
  3. If a student is in need of assistance, they can ask at the information desk, talk to Maddie Clawson (room 217) or talk to Lisa Crumit-Hancock (room 216), whose offices are both across from the information desk. If a student needs a tutor, they can talk to Jordan Gehring (room 123 - by the Studio in the ASC on the lower-level).  
  4. Technology is to be used for academic purposes only!  This includes but is not limited to cell phones and computers. Do not bring these items to Structured Study unless a legitimate academic purpose for using them is apparent. DO NOT WATCH GAME FILM OR OTHER FRIVOLOUS VIDEOS ON YOUR COMPUTER OR THE LIBRARY'S COMPUTERS!
  5. There will be a limited number of computers available for your academic use.  These computers are only for academic use and you will be asked to get off if you are using them for non-academic purposes (this includes viewing athletic film!). Occasionally, the Library Computer Lab is reserved and may not be available during your SSP session, please plan accordingly.
  6. No food from the cafeteria or hive as well as any outside establishment is allowed during SSP.  You may have a bottle of water or other beverage with a cap or a light snack. 
  7. The use of tobacco in any form is prohibited in the library as well as on campus. No alcohol is allowed in the library. 
  8. The Success Services staff reserve the right to dismiss any student if they deem any action/behavior inappropriate or a violation of the SSP rules or the student handbook rules. If you are asked to leave, this will be reported to your coach or other DC personnel and you are required to see Assistant Dean Lisa Crumit-Hancock within the next 24 hours. You will not be allowed back into SSP unless verification is obtained from Ms. Lisa.
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