Academic Support and Accessibility Services

The Academic Support and Accessibility Services office seeks to promote the academic success of all Houghton College Students through open access to academic counseling and coaching, extensive peer-tutoring opportunities, and appropriate support for students with disabilities.

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Academic Assistance

We encourage students to come to us if they:

  • Have academic difficulty in one or more classes
  • Feel overwhelmed by work
  • Have too much to do and not enough time to do it
  • Cannot seem to take good notes
  • Study a lot, but do poorly on exams


Study Advisement

We help students analyze their strengths and weaknesses in various aspects of learning. These findings then become the basis for course-specific study skills counseling.

Study Advisement

College Study Methods

Students who need to improve their study techniques are encouraged to sign up for the one credit College Study Methods course, CLLS 102. All the above topics are covered. Class goals include developing an effective system for managing time, taking notes, and studying to learn.

Peer Tutoring

We work with faculty to select and train tutors. Our office assigns these tutors to work with students in one-on-one or small group settings. Students wishing to use peer tutoring services should: Meet with the Academic Support office in the Center for Student Success to best determine needs and establish links to beneficial services. Commit to a tutoring schedule and agree to prepare appropriately for tutoring sessions

Peer Tutoring

Learning-Related Disabilities

Additional services are available to properly documented students with learning-related disabilities. Accommodations can be offered for tests, lectures, and/or study. We help you work with your professors to explain the accommodations you require. Specialized counseling for unique learning problems is also offered.


Grievance Procedure

Houghton College’s Grievance Procedure has been established in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the applicable regulations relating to the Act including the ADA and its amendments.  This procedure provides for a prompt and equitable resolution of any complaints regarding the College’s compliance.  Please contact the following offices to review the policy and procedure:  The Center for Student Success, Office of Student Life, and the Academic Dean’s Office.

Meet the Staff

Luanne Brubaker

LuAnne Brubaker

Digital Text, Test and Data Coordinator
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Sharon Mulligan

Sharon Mulligan

Associate Director of Academic Support and Accessibility Services
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Deborah Young

Deborah Young

Academic Success and Tutor Coordinator
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