Lincoln Memorial University

Student Support Services

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What is 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.

How do I qualify for the 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) (2/3rds of our participants must be both first generation and low income)

What services will I receive?

  • Course selection
  • Course scheduling
  • Maintaining a good GPA
  • Academic Probation Advising
  • Academic Monitoring
  • Referrals


  • Individual and group tutoring
  • Times arranged according to need
  • Free tutors
  • Learning lab
  • Computers for student use

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
  • Learn about LMU

Cultural Activities:

    Participants are invited to attend free cultural trips. Trips in the past have been:
  • Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace
  • Kentucky Dinner Train
  • Barter Theatre
  • Dollywood
  • Dixie Stampede
  • Star of Knoxville Riverboat
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • Washington, D.C.
  • New York City
  • Philadelphia, PA / Williamsburg, VA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Orlando, FL
  • Lancaster, PA
  • Chicago, IL

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.

How do I become a participant?

  • Complete an SSS application
  • Be qualified
  • Enroll in UACT 100S course “Strategies for College Success”

What will I study in this class
This class is a 2-hour college credit letter grade class. Topics include:

  • Self-esteem
  • Textbook Reading
  • Note taking
  • Learning Styles
  • Memory Strategies
  • Time Management
  • Stress Management
  • Goal Setting
  • Test Anxiety
  • Critical Thinking
  • Careers and Majors
  • Alcohol Awareness

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For more information contact:
Lincoln Memorial University
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752

Phone: 423.869.6373


423.869.3611 | 800.325.0900
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752