Student Success & Engagement

The Office of Student Engagement and Success oversees campus programs and departments charged with supporting the continued success of our students. To learn more about the individual areas under the direction of Student Engagement and Success, please follow the links below.

First Year Experience Program

First-Year Experience helps first-year students transition into university life. Our programs, including First Class Learning Communities, Peer Mentoring, Common Read, and Summer Challenge aim to improve student learning, achievement, and engagement in both their curricular and co-curricular experiences.

Honors Program

The Honors Program offers academically talented undergraduates a student centered community of smaller classes, research opportunities, service activities, and social events.

Office of International Education

The Office of International Education strives to further the University's goal of preparing students to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world as well as offering a full range of services to international students including a comprehensive orientation to university life in the U.S., academic advising and tutoring, and an international organization with many social activities. 

Office of Hispanic Outreach and Retention

The HORA office serves Hispanic/Latino students and their families as they transition into post-secondary studies at Armstrong.  We offer academic support to current and prospective students and their families, while introducing them to available university resources and services.  Our office is also committed to promoting the value of a higher education throughout the Hispanic/Latino community.

Office of Academic Orientation & Advising

The Advising Office is available to students to assist with their academic progress.  Contact this office to explore possible majors, manage your course schedule and plan of study, seek tutoring and other opportunities toward academic success.

Office of Testing Services

The Office of Testing Services supports the education mission of the University by providing national, graduate, professional certification and distance-education examinations to students and other examinees in a professional, secure and accessible environment.

Undergraduate Research/Student Scholars Symposium

In close collaboration with faculty, Armstrong students engage in a wide variety of research projects that have an impact far beyond the confines of the classroom.  In the lab and on research trips around the region, students engage in hands-on learning. From making a new discovery in the laboratory to investigating the rich geography, culture, and history of the Savannah area, the undergraduate research program promotes student engagement in the discipline and the community.  Seeing themselves as scholars opens undergraduates’ eyes to the new roles they can play in the wider world.  The Student Scholars Symposium gives students a chance to showcase their accomplishments each April at an engaging and exciting on-campus multi-disciplinary conference.

Dr. Delana A. Gajdosik-Nivens
Associate Provost, Student Engagement and Success
Professor of Chemistry
Armstrong State University
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419
Office 912.344.2964
Mobile 912.755.8122