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Academic Services

Welcome to the Office of Acad​​​emic Services​

​The Office of Academic Services (O.A.S.) offers a variety of programs to assist students in their pursuit of academic excellence. While some programs are tailored to the needs of specific groups, most services, including tutoring and academic mentoring, are available to all PC students. Our office is located on the second floor of the Phillips Memorial Library.​

Academic Skills

Through workshops and one-on-one meetings with members of our staff, students learn skills that promote success in college and beyond. Discussion topics may include time management, note taking, and active reading.

Disability Support​

The O.A.S. provides academic support for students with documented disabilities. Staff members are available to discuss each student’s unique needs and determine reasonable accommodations. 

 Student–Athlete Services​

The O.A.S. offers specialized support to student-athletes in light of their unique ​​​time demands and the rules that govern intercollege athletics. Services include space for quiet study, academic mentoring, and life skills programming.

​​Tutoring Center​

The Tutoring Center offers individual and group tutoring in most subject areas. Peer tutors are eager to assist fellow students by reinforcing concepts, building confidence, and strengthening general study skills.​

​​A series of empty desks in the writing center

Writing Center

The Writing Center’s ​goal is to help students of all levels and disciplines become better writers. Tutors are available to help at any stage of the writing process, whether you are brainstorming a topic or polishing a final draft.

​​Staff Contact Information​​​​​​​

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time.  Medical studies show that people with CF are at particular risk of spreading certain germs among others with the disease.  The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation encourages people living with CF to limit contact with each other. Presently, there is a member of the OAS staff with CF.  It is for this reason that we encourage anyone living with CF ​to contact our Administrative C​oordinator, ​Melanie Sherburne (401-865-2494 or, prior to his or her ​arrival.  This ​​will help to ensure the safety of all parties involved.