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About Student Support Services


We welcome you to Dillard University and look forward to assisting you in a successful academic year. We are dedicated to student success!


Dillard University's Student Success Services is a federally funded program and has received continuous funding through the Department of Education since 1976. The overall goal of the program is to instill confidence in our students by providing academic support, counseling, and various workshops to promote student success.


Our goals are to:

Increase the retention and graduation rates of eligible students


Increase the transfer rates of eligible students from 2-year to 4-year institutions


Foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first generation college students


Tutoring is available for students in many subject areas through various support labs:


Academic Skills Enhancement Lab

Writing Center

Math Lab

Science Lab

Foreign Languages Lab

Computer Lab



Receive academic, personal, career, graduate school and financial counseling services which include:


Social Service Referrals


Workshops for students on various relevant topics to promote student success


Career guidance


Exposure to cultural enrichment activities


Academic advice and assistance in course selection



Student Support Services collaborates with the University College for this free, non-credit, five-week pre-college summer enrichment program. The Emerging Scholars Program is designed to assist students with the transition from high school to college while strengthening basic academic skills. Small group instructions will be held in reading, English, mathematics, and study skills. Also, a variety of cultural enrichment activities are held throughout the summer experience. For further information feel free to contact Mrs. Dianna Woods at (504) 816-4306 or Dr. Kevin Bastian at (504) 816-4714.


Mrs. Ridell Rose
Director for Student Support Services
Dent Hall 
(504) 816-4715

Kevin J. Bastian Ph.D., LLC
Director for Educational Talent Search
Dent Hall 110
(504) 816-4714
(504) 816-4956 (fax)




2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

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