SMU offers a wealth of resources to help students make the most of their college experience.
Academic Residence Advisers
Academic Resident Assistants – ARAs for short – are veteran SMU students who live alongside first-year students in the residence halls. The ARAs have been chosen for their proven academic ability, extensive extracurricular accomplishments and commitment to the residential experience. The ARAs concentrate on students who are new to SMU. They provide academic support and assistance, connect students with useful campus resources and help foster an academic environment in the residence halls.
Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center
The Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center – known as the A-LEC – offers services to all levels of SMU students, including its most high-achieving students. It is housed in a spacious state-of-the-art facility that includes a large lounge, computer labs and rooms for group and individual tutoring.
Visit the website of the Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center.
National Fellowships and Awards
For students interested in pursuing national fellowships and awards, such as Rhodes, Marshall, Goldwater, Truman and many others, SMU offers support and guidance through its Office of National Fellowships and Awards. The office is directed by Dr. Kathleen Hugley-Cook.
Visit the website of the Office of National Fellowships and Awards.