Division for Student Success
The Division for Student Success (DSS), comprised of The Office for Student Success and The Center for Academic Excellence, oversees services related to first-year and transfer pre-registration/Orientation, academic advising (including for those who are undecided about a major), academic alerts, tutoring, academic coaching, leadership/mentoring, UNV 101 First-Year Seminar: Introduction to University Community and the first year experience, undergraduate research, prestigious fellowships and awards, student engagement/retention, and commencement. DSS collaborates with a multitude of divisions throughout the University to promote student success, retention, and persistence to graduation, leveraging technology to support these goals.
The Office for Student Success
The Office for Student Success (OSS) collaborates with faculty and staff across the University to promote student success and retention; connects students to resources and services that help them succeed and promote engagement on their Pace Path; and supports students in navigating the more challenging academic, social and financial points of their Pace experience, including University policies and procedures. Special programs include the Student-Faculty Undergraduate Research Program; the Pace Undergraduate Student Academic Conference Travel Fund for joint presentations with faculty mentors; prestigious fellowships and awards; leadership and mentoring programs; and commencement coordination. Additionally, the Office for Student Success coordinates the Summer Scholars Institute, a summer program for ambitious high school junior and senior students seeking an early college experience