Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative
The Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative (NSSC) is committed to empowering all undergraduate students to pursue knowledge, access resources and develop skills needed for intellectual, social, local and global success. These skills instill a lifelong desire to learn and affect positive change in the world. We strive to close opportunity gaps for underserved students by increasing persistence, retention and graduation gaps.
Who We Are
The NSSC is an innovative and collaborative organization of experts driving Michigan State University to continually improve the services, practices and activities for holistic student success. As trailblazers in student success, we know the importance of adaptability and being proactive. We excel because we value our differences as strengths. Our diversity, experience and transparency allows us to be a reliable source of knowledge for students.
Neighborhood academic advisors are housed in all five of the Neighborhood Engagement Centers.
East Neighborhood Engagement Center: C130 Hubbard Hall -- 884-3501
Brody Neighborhood Engagement Center: 160 Brody Hall -- 884-6670
South Neighborhood Engagement Center: Holden Hall -- 884-6680
River Trail Neighborhood Engagement Center: C101 McDonel Hall -- 884-4080
North Neighborhood Engagement Center: Union Building -- 884-4050
Neighborhood Academic Advisors Can:
- help students with adjusting to university life
- provide one on one academic advisement for first and second year students
What We Do
- Assistant Dean's administrative functions (withdrawals, late drops, readmissions, etc.) for exploratory preference students
- Explain academic policies and procedures
- Explain university requirements
- Major selection and Career coaching
- Specialization and Minors advising
- Enrollment Conferences
- Academic Probation monitoring
- Collaborate with Colleges, Student Affairs and other academic support units to facilitate the academic success of students
The NSSC has prepared an advising syllabus explaining advisor and student responsibilities. It also provides suggestions for students as they work toward completion of their college education.