Academic Support and Access Services

At Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC), we pride ourselves on the support we offer our students during their educational experience. 

If you need academic assistance, or are a student with a disability, the Academic Support and Access Service Office provides the tools that can help you achieve success.  

Our services include several resources to help you both inside and outside of the classroom: 

  • Individualized academic support sessions 
  • Free tutoring 
  • Access services/student accommodations 
  • Seminars for academic and personal success 
  • Mental health counseling

CUKC Student Support Services 

Providing academic support services to individuals or groups of students beyond the formal classroom setting is an important part of our instructional responsibilities. 

Our academic support services program is comprehensive and proactive, and offers help free of charge to all students in the following areas:  

  • Study skills 
  • Time management skills 
  • Test-taking skills 
  • Learning styles assessment 
  • Tutoring 
  • Recitation 

If you find yourself in need of academic assistance, contact a faculty member or academic advisor, or go directly to the Academic Support and Access Services Office located in the Ruth R. Cleveland Memorial Library. Our instructors are also fully vested in your success and work to identify issues early to help you find the services you need. 

Access Services

As a university, we are dedicated to the success of each individual student throughout his/her educational experience. Our access services and accommodations are provided for students with disabilities. 

Defining Disability

We have adopted the following definition when determining whether a particular student has a disability that may need accommodation. A disability is defined as “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of an individual, such as caring for oneself, learning, working, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, and breathing.” 

Impairment may be “any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, anatomical loss, or psychological disorder such as retardation, organic brain syndromes, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities” (Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act). 

If you are a student with a disability, you must complete an Accommodations Request form and meet our documentation requirements to qualify for services. 

If you have questions about the federal guidelines, contact the Academic Support and Access Services Office via email, or visit our office in the Ruth R. Cleveland Memorial Library. There you will also find our Academic Testing Center

Access Services Offered 

After we receive your documentation, you will meet with a learning specialist to discuss appropriate access services, which include, but are not limited to:  

  • Changes/accommodations necessary to allow for physical facility access to our programs and services 
  • Extended time for testing 
  • Special testing locations and proctors and special testing arrangements (i.e., large font, double or triple spacing on exams) 
  • Audio-recorded lectures, audio textbooks 
  • Auxiliary aids (i.e., availability of and access to Braille readers or audio playback machines) 
  • Tutoring and recitation services 
  • Notetaking services or scribes 
  • Readers or interpreters  
  • Lab and library aids, access to computers 
  • Study skills instruction, workshops, courses, and small group study sessions 


We offer free tutoring services for students in many courses (depending on availability and demand). A current list of tutors can be found on the Academic Support and Access Services page in Canvas, accessed through the Canvas Help Information tab. Email us for assistance.  

Success Seminars

Throughout the term, various departments offer free seminars on a number of different student success subjects.  

Previous topics have included:  

  • Learning preferences 
  • Finals preparation  
  • Time management 
  • Prioritizing tasks 
  • Budgeting and financial aid 
  • Reducing test anxiety 

If you have a topic you’d like us to research or discuss, please let us know.

Mental Health Counseling

We work with Varsity Health to offer comprehensive behavioral healthcare to students.  

Varsity Health’s network, Recuro Behavioral Health, gives members virtual access to connect with a psychiatrist or licensed counselor through secure and private online video and phone sessions, whenever and wherever you need it, in all 50 states. 

All counseling services are covered for CUKC students. Psychiatric care services are available at a reduced rate.

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