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What We Do

Named after two long-time Olivet College professors,
Fred Gruen, Ph.D. , and Edward Speare, Ph.D ., the Success Center offers students assistance in five key areas: academic advising, mentoring, disability and accommodations services, retention services, and tutoring.

The Student Success Center is focused on the academic success of all students, and we’ve got the resources to help you achieve your goals.  All of our resources are free. We provide a small computer lab, a printer, private testing rooms, and quiet study areas. But the best part of the Center is the staff who are available to help you in a variety of ways.


Mott Academic Center 211
320 S. Main St.
Olivet, MI 49076


8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

Tutoring: 9:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Monday - Thursday

The following services are available at The Center

 Academic Mentoring               
Questions? Visit the Center FAQ page. 

What is the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy?

The Olivet College Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy consists of standards and requirements concerning academic standing and financial aid eligibility, reflecting new requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education.  Beginning July 1, 2011, students must demonstrate continual progress toward the completion of their academic degree while receiving Title IV funding for their education. If satisfactory academic progress is not sustained, students will lose their educational funding from the federal government.

For more information see the SAP/FAQ page.

Meredith Dodson

Center Supervisor  • Coordinator of Peer Tutoring Program
Director of Writing Program • Assistant Professor of Writing
Mott 209 •  ext. 6613

Jasmine Hardy

 Coordinator of Student Success
Mott 211  •  ext. 7387           

Bill Maas

Academic Mentor I   •  Head Women's Golf Coach
NCAA Compliance Coordinator   

Mott 211 • ext. 7567

Joey Shepherd

Director of Accommodations

Mott 211 • ext. 7591