Trio Programs

Student Support Services

Student Support Services provides a supportive environment for academic success, retention, career planning and college graduation for individuals who are first-generation, Pell eligible HSU students. We accomplish this by helping students make adjustments to living away from home, monitoring student progress to ensure good academic standing, providing students with academic tutoring, support groups, workshops and academic advice. All services are provided at no cost to qualified students.

Students are eligible for SSS if they meet the following requirements:

  • A citizen or national of the United States or meets the residency requirements for Federal Financial Aid
  • Enrolled or admitted to Henderson State University the next academic term
  • Has a need for academic support in order to pursue successfully a post-secondary degree
  • Student is low-income, first-generation college student or has a disability


Click to view study guides and equipment available to SSS participants.

Tutorial Services - Free tutoring is available for eligible participants upon request for all general education classes or courses from within the major field of study. Tutors are carefully selected based on their understanding of the subject they are tutoring and receive training in how to mentor tutees in good study habits and study strategies.

Students are encouraged to make full use of tutoring services for regularly scheduled tutoring, special projects and papers, Praxis tutoring, and studying for exams.

Henderson State University Student Support Services offers tutoring for eligible participants in its program:

  • One-on-one tutoring scheduled between the student and tutor: One-on-one tutoring is where the student and tutor schedule a time and place to meet that is convenient for both in public areas such as classroom buildings, SSS office or the library. Students may receive up to three hours tutoring per week for each subject and may be tutored in more than one subject.

Career Selection - Students are encouraged to explore career choices. Workshops are held to assist in career selection and career preparation.

Computer Labs - SSS has two modern computer labs providing students access to 14 computer stations. SSS helps new students with computer student account questions; provides software to assist with course requirements; has the most modern scanners available in both labs; provides color and black-and-white printers for school-related educational needs.

Smart Board - SSS has one Smart Board for student use.

Office Equipment - Copy machine and fax machine for school or educational needs.

Workshops - SSS offers workshops that deal with a wide range of topics such as: Study Skills and Study Strategies, Etiquette, Stress and Time Management, FAFSA completion, and Career issues.

Cultural Events - SSS provides free tickets for events on campus that provide cultural enrichment for the student. SSS also attempts to travel to locations off-campus that can provide educational and cultural awareness.

Financial Aid Information - SSS attempts to keep current information available on scholarships and grants to encourage students to broaden the means by which their education is financed. Education Specialists assist SSS students with filing the FAFSA update online. SSS scholarships and grants are available on a limited basis for SSS students who have become active in the program for at least one full semester and meet other criteria required for awards.


Student Support Services
HSU Box 7603
1100 Henderson Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001
Phone: 870-230-5611
Fax: 870-230-5541


Reo Cummings, Assistant Director
Area of Specialization: FAFSA, Financial Aid, Mentoring

Wanda Harris, Education Specialist
Area of Specialization: Workshops, Career Development

Vikita Hardwrick, Education Specialist/Tutor Coordinator
Area of Specialization: Tutoring, Workshops

Alex Arce, Education Specialist