About Us

SPAPThe Office of Student Success and Retention (SSR) is dedicated to helping SMU undergraduates achieve success. Our office utilizes a mix of one-on-one student meetings, program and outreach development, and collaboration with campus offices to achieve our goal of ensuring student success from first day through graduation.

SSR staff meets with SMU undergraduates to provide assistance with connecting to campus resources, guidance to those navigating barriers to success, and troubleshoot ways to improve their student experience. Our goal is to the retention and graduation of SMU students.

Undergraduate students who are considering withdrawing from the current semester, taking a leave of absence, or reconsidering their future at SMU can meet with our staff to discuss their options and make informed decisions. Undergraduate students seeking guidance for returning to SMU can meet with SSR staff at any point during their leave.