The university provides a variety of services for students which include: Chaplain services, tutoring, career and counseling/testing. Tutorial and chaplain services are available to all students, free of charge, at all centers.  

Chaplain Services

Each Center has spiritual guidance, advice, and support available to the student and his/her family at no cost. The Mequon Center has the services of the resident campus pastor, and all other Centers have designated Chaplains.  The Center chaplain is an ordained Lutheran (LCMS) pastor who is available to all students for confidential spiritual guidance and support. He is available by appointment for spiritual guidance, comfort, and/or counseling on an individual basis for the student and members of the student’s family.  His service is free and confidential. 

He does not report to the director, staff, or faculty. Please contact your local center for his name, phone number and email address.

Learning Resource Center (LRC)

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) offers both on-campus and online academic support for accelerated learning students. The Learning Resource Center is housed at the Mequon campus. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, please call 262-243-2623 or send an email to swlrc@cuw.edu.

The Writing Center

Accelerated learning students have two options to utilize in the Writing Center. They can make in-person appointments at the Mequon Campus and/or they can submit their work online through CUW's Online Writing Lab (OWL). The OWL is maintained by training Writing Center staff. Writing Consultants offer constructive comments about student projects. The OWL staff reviews essays and assists students with brainstorming, researching, formatting, and revising. To submit an essay to the OWL, visit www.cuw.edu/OWL. Accelerated learning students are also welcome to visit the Writing Center for in-person consultations. There are two locations on the Mequon Campus, one in the Learning Resource Center (Luther 200), and on in Rincker Memorial Library. Writing Center Consultants work with students at any stage of the writing process. To make an appointment for an in-person conultation, please visit tutortrac.cuw.edu or call 262-243-2623.

Math Drop-In Desk

Accelerated learning students are welcome to visit the Math Drop-In Desk located on the Mequon campus in the Learning Resource Center (Luther 200). The Math Drop-In Desk offers assistance with statistics, algebra, business math, and most other math-related questions. Tutoring takes place on a first-come first-served basis, in short 30-minute sessions. For more information about the Math Drop-In Desk or to request a schedule, contact the LRC at 262-243-2623.

Smarthinking

Smarthinking is a free online tutoring service staffed by trained online instructors who can tutor students in the general undergraduate subject areas of Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Tirgonometry, and Calculus), Science (General and Organic Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Anatomy, Physiology), Business (Introduction to Accounting, Economics, Statistics, Finance), Spanish, and Writing. Students may use Smarthinking services for up to 15 hours per semester. Please visit www.smarthinking.com to view the disciplines for which Smarthinking offers academic support.

Students may access the following Smarthinking tutoring options through the Blackboard component of your choice:

  • Real-time chat with online instructors who specialize in select disciplines
  • Pre-arranged chat appointments offered for a variety of subject areas
  • Submission of coursework-related questions to Smarthinking online instructors
  • Access to an electronic library of academic resources

For more information on Smarthinking, students can contact the Support Services Coordinator at (262) 243-4535.

Academic Skills Development

The LRC at CU offers assistance with developing proficiencies vital to a successful college career, such as time management, note-taking, reading comprehension, test-taking, and using and citing sources in research papers. Students who are off-site and unable to travel to the Mequon campus should contact the LRC to access online workshops and other academic skill resources. Students able to travel to the Mequon campus can schedule a meeting with an academic skills coach by calling (262) 243-2623 or emailing swlrc@CUW.edu.

Disability Support Services (DSS)

CU is committed to students with disabilities and ensuring academic accessibility needs. The LRC assists students with obtaining and implementing reasonable accommodations in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and relevant regulations and case law. Students with disabilities should contact the LRC upon enrolling for further information about securing accommodations. If you are a student with a documented disability and need accommodations for any course, please register with Disability Support Services. Contact the Director of the Learning Resource Center and Disability Support Services by calling 262-243-4299 and find out how to get started at www.cuw.edu/dss. Students with disabilities must disclose their disability with DSS and submit documentation from a licensed professional of his/her disability/impairment. For more information, or to request accommodations, please visit www.cuw.edu/dss or send an email to dss@cuw.edu.

Center for Academic Advising and Career Engagement

The Center for Academic Advising & Career Engagement bolsters the holistic development of Concordia students and alumni by providing comprehensive academic and career support toward the development, implementation, and fulfi llment of academic, career, and vocational goals.

The Center for Academic Advising & Career Engagement operates from a learning-centered paradigm; in essence, through your advising experience you will learn several skills which complement your academic and professional preparation. We recognize God created you on purpose, for purpose and thus strive to learn about your many talents, interests, and aspirations. Our goal is to help you develop an awareness of what makes you uncommon so you can harness those gifts to fully engage with meaningful learning opportunities in the classroom, in the community, and in the workforce. As with your academic experience, the ultimate responsibility is upon you – the learner – to fully engage in your educational and career pursuits. We will be with you every step of the way and simply ask that you keep us informed of questions, concerns, and changes to your plans as they arise, so we may best assist you along your journey.

Tools for Professional Development

  • Handshake is our Career Services online tool.  You can use this to fi nd jobs, internships, and other career resources.  This innovative platform will help take you through college and into the first Handshake with your employer.
  • Career Document Series:  This is located on our cuw.edu/careers web-site.  Visit this for a complete list of information that will be helpful in prepar-ing your professional documents, interviewing, and other aspects of your career.
  • Focus v2 will help you find out more about yourself with its skills, personality, values, and work interest assessments.  Find out what you can do with your major and how to start down a path toward success.
  • CUWConnect is a tool that will allow you to connect with current alumni in your field.  Alumni can be an invaluable resource as you pursue your vocation.  Create an account and begin searching for mentors and connections in your interest area.

Responsibilities

Students are responsible for the development, implementation, and fulfillment of their vocational aspirations by:

  • Taking the initiative to seek advising – you should meet with your advisor twice a semester
  • Understanding and fulfi lling all program requirements – use your Academic Catalog
  • Staying apprised of curricular changes – you should read and respond to all emails from your support network (ie, Advisors, Faculty, Deans, etc.)
  • Utilizing campus and academic resources – you should use at your discretion and at the suggestion of advisors & instructors

Advisors are responsible for the development, implementation, and fulfillment of students’ vocational aspirations by:

  • Communicating regularly with each advisee – we will be responsive to phone calls and emails
  • Keeping students apprised of curricular policies and changes – we will be in constant communication with both your program faculty and you
  • Helping students evaluate their academic performance and vocational decisions – we will provide clear & honest feedback and will articulate options for decisions
  • Referring you to campus and academic resources as appropriate –these are intended to aid in your academic success

The University is responsible for the development, implementation, and fulfillment of students’ vocational aspirations by:

  • Communicating requirements and expectations for graduation – follow the Academic Catalog
  • Providing a structure to fulfi ll those expectations in a timely fashion – use the advice of advisors and faculty, course sequencing and offerings are very important
  • Providing appropriate access to academic and campus resources – we have a lot of people who want to see and help you succeed