Welcome to the Rattler Success Center!
At the Rattler Success Center at St. Mary’s University, our goal is for every student to be fully equipped to achieve their academic and personal development potential. It is our mission to build skills that help our students graduate and pursue a meaningful career.
As your dedicated student success center, the Rattler Success Center partners with all students to ensure academic excellence and empowerment through proactive professional advising, life skills training and comprehensive academic programming.
Visit with a learning strategist to help strategize your academic success goals. The Rattler Success Center has subject tutoring, writing center, academic peer coaching and mentoring appointments available for students. For additional assistance, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the Student Success in Action
- — Victoria Van Winkle, Business Management major
This became my second home when I realized that I didn’t have to be scared to be myself. I didn’t have to be scared to ask questions. I didn’t have to think that someone would judge me because I didn’t know something.
Rattler Success Center Services
Our academic support team believes a transformative education requires personal development, which includes experiential learning, study abroad opportunities and life skills development. With that in mind, the Center offers a range of programs to support every aspect of our students’ academic lives and keep them on course for success.
All freshmen and transfer students are assigned academic advisers who provide individualized support for students as they transition to St. Mary’s and offer guidance as they prepare a plan that leads to graduation.
Academic Peer Coaching
The Rattler Success Center recognizes that students are challenged by juggling college, work and life. Peer coaches can help navigate your way to success.
Our dedicated student tutors are passionate about their chosen field of study and are available to provide help to their fellow students, no matter the subject.
Students in all majors are expected to have a clear grasp of written communication. The Writing Center is here to assist on research papers, essays and all other writing needs.
RattlerNavigate is your go-to tool for all things student success. From making appointments with advisors and tutors to tracking your to-do list, the RattlerNavigate app is designed to provide all the resources you need to thrive at St. Mary’s University. View your class schedule, pair up with study partners, and learn about all the student support services offered on campus using the all-in-one app.
Students can use RattlerNavigate to meet with staff or to troubleshoot issues that may keep them from being able to attend or be successful in their classes. Undergraduate students who are considering not attending St. Mary’s in the future or are withdrawing from the current semester also meet with our staff to discuss their options and help them make informed decisions to ease transitions or breaks from the University.
Are you a graduate student looking for support?
The Graduate Center for Excellence, located on the third floor of the Blume Library, is a collaborative learning space designed exclusively for St. Mary’s masters and doctoral students to collaborate with classmates and students from other disciplines. The Graduate Center coordinates programming with the Rattler Success Center to support graduate student success, including orientation, seminars to support research and writing and statistics.
AMP/TRiO Student Support Services
Funded by the federal TRiO-Student Support Services division of the Department of Education, the goal of AMP (Achieving Maximum Potential) is to provide qualifying St. Mary’s University’s first-generation college students, low-income students, and students with disabilities the resources needed to earn their degree.
All services are free for program participants and include:
- Academic support
- Financial aid and financial literacy
- College and career readiness
- Career exploration and preparation
- Job tours and shadowing
- Post-graduate education exploration and preparation