Academic Support Services

There are many entities on campus that support students to ensure they are academically successful, they include:

Disability Services for Students (DSS)

Disability Services for Students (DSS) is the office responsible for receiving, reviewing, and verifying disability documentation for students, authorizing and providing specialized support services, and assisting faculty, staff, and managers in providing equal access with reasonable and appropriate accommodations to students with disabilities within a reasonable and timely manner. Learn more about the DSS Services available to Students

Dream Center

The Dream Center provides a safe space for undocumented students where they receive academic, personal, and professional guidance in order to matriculate and graduate. The Dream Center also provides Free Legal Services for undocumented students with legal immigration questions.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) serves as a primary vehicle for the CSU to increase the access, academic excellence, and retention of California’s historically underserved students (low-income, first-generation college). 

Learning and Academic Resource Center (LARC)

The Learning and Academic Resource Center (LARC) houses several academic support services (the Writing Center, the Tutorial Program, and Supplemental Instruction) in one convenient and inviting space for students, faculty, and staff.

Graduation Writing Requirement

The GWAR has been waived for students in a catalog year between Fall 2020 through Spring 2023. The WEPT exam is no longer being offered as a method for completing the GWAR. Students entering SSU with a catalog year Fall 2023 and beyond will be required to meet the GWAR as part of their graduation requirements. Sonoma State is currently working on a new policy to be implemented for students entering in the catalog year Fall 2023.

One way students can meet the GWAR is through WIC (Writing Intensive Curriculum) Courses which are identified in the Schedule of Classes with the WIC attribute.
Please note: Graduate students will no longer be required to fulfill the GWAR.
More information can be found on the GWAR website.

Military and Veteran Resource Center (MAVRC)

The Military and Veteran Resource Center (MAVRC) supports current and prospective military-connected students with a variety of academic, social, and financial services and resources, including: