Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Academic Resource Center

About This Office

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is a student’s one-stop-shop for the most comprehensive set of academic services available at the University of Pittsburgh. The ARC offers study skills coaching and peer tutoring in a great environment that includes study space as well as access to the PittNet wireless network. Highly trained peer tutors are available to all undergraduates irrespective of school. Our team of professional Academic Specialists are also available to assist with your academic development and help to guide you toward academic success.

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Working with Faculty, Staff, and Administrators

In addition to its student services and paraprofessional training programs, the ARC works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators who offer their expertise to our staff and the students whom we serve. For example, faculty input is vital to our tutoring program. They assist us in identifying high-achieving students for our Master Tutor program and support our tutor training program by clarifying course content and objectives.

Other Services in the ARC

Facilitating Opportunity and Climate for Underrepresented Students (FOCUS)

As part of the Academic Resource Center, the FOCUS peer mentoring program provides the tools students need to make a successful transition from high school to college life. Through its programs and services, FOCUS offers freshman students a wonderful opportunity to meet other freshmen, as well as to learn from upperclassmen about the various aspects of campus life that will enhance their success inside and outside the classroom. Read more about FOCUS

TRIO - Student Support Services

The Federal TRIO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students who meet government specified criteria. The Academic Resource Center is home to one TRIO program, Student Support Services. SSS provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their post secondary education. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next. Read more about Student Support Services



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