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Student Support Services

Student Support Services (SSS) Program

Welcome to Student Support Services


Student Support Services is a federally funded program which provides the following services for qualifying students: Advising, Tutoring, Career Planning, Cultural Activities, and Freshmen Mentoring.


About the SSS Program

Who qualifies for the SSS Program?

A student is eligible for the program if they are:

  • A first generation student (neither parent graduated from a 4-year institution) and/or
  • Financially eligible (must meet the federal guidelines)
  • Disabled (physical or learning)
  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program
  • Main campus (Harrogate) student
  • Have an academic need for support
  • 2/3rds of our participants must be both first generation and financially eligible

As a program participant, you will receive the following services:



  • Maintaining a good GPA
  • Academic Warning/Probation Advising
  • Academic Monitoring
  • Referrals


  • Individual and group tutoring
  • Flexible tutoring times
  • Free tutors
  • Learning lab
  • Course review sessions

Career Planning and Personal Development Counseling:

  • Learn valuable test taking skills
  • Explore values, interests, talents, and skills
  • Examine career interests
  • Set strategies for career planning
  • Resume/cover letter assistance
  • Soft skills development
  • Internship/job shadowing opportunities

Freshmen Mentoring:

All new participants will be assigned to a peer mentor for their first year at LMU. The Peer Mentor will assist students in acclimating themselves to a college environment. They will also assist them with tutoring if needed.


Financial Services:

  • Financial literacy education
  • FAFSA assistance

Cultural Activities:

Participants are invited to attend free cultural trips. Trips in the past have included:

  • Titanic Museum
  • Knoxville Zoo
  • Barter Theatre
  • Dollywood
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Tennessee Theatre
  • University of Tennessee's Clarence Brown Theatre
  • Cumberland County Playhouse



  • Laptop/iPad loan program
  • Graduate school test preparation material (MCAT, GRE, etc.)
  • Graduate school application assistance
  • Scholarships

SSS at DollywoodHow do I become a participant in SSS?

  • Complete an SSS application
  • Be eligible (see above)
  • Enroll in UACT 100S course "Strategies for College Success"

What will I study in UACT 100S?

This class is a 1-hour college credit, graded class.

Topics covered include:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Textbook Reading
  • Note taking
  • Learning Styles
  • Memory Strategies
  • Time Management
  • Stress Management
  • Goal Setting
  • Test Taking/Test Anxiety
  • Critical Thinking
  • Careers and Majors
  • Financial Literacy
  • Diversity


For more information contact:

Lila Combs, Director of Student Support Services
Lincoln Memorial University
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752

Phone: 423.869.6213