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Student Success

At Michigan Tech, we see it like this—if you’re up for the challenge of a crazy smart education, we’re here to support you from the day you step foot on campus for Orientation to the day you graduate with your dream job.

Why? Because Huskies stick together.

Career Services

Career Services does more than help you find a job. In addition to assisting with cover letters, résumés, and interview prep, coaches advise you on your major choice and even help you brush up on manners with their Business Etiquette dinner.

If you're not sure what field you want to study, take advantage of MyPlan—an online career planning site that uses personality tests, interest inventory, and other assessment tests to help you choose a career.

Center for Diversity and Inclusion

The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) invites the Michigan Tech community to embrace diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Through programs, services, and mentoring, CDI provides academic and cultural experiences to foster an understanding and appreciation for our shared sense of community.

In addition, CDI provides outreach and support to underrepresented populations on campus including women; African American, Native American, and Hispanic/Latino/Latina students; and LGBTQIA* students.

Counseling Services

Counseling Services offers academic and personal counseling for students and their families with licensed therapists on staff who work closely with all student support services and community organizations.

Dean of Students

The Dean of Students Office at Michigan Tech is a resource center for all students at the University with the goal of guiding, supporting, and on occasion, challenging students in their academic and personal endeavors. Student success is at the heart of their work.

Disability Services

Michigan Tech is committed to ensuring that all qualified individuals with disabilities have the opportunity to take part in educational programs and services on an equal basis. Student Disability Services works with students with disabilities to make sure they are able to receive the accommodations necessary to be successful.

ExSEL Program (Excelling the Student Experience of Learning)

ExSEL promotes student success through peer mentoring, study groups, campus resource referrals, and staff support. The ExSEL program also offers a Frameworks for Success course (UN1000) as a free elective which explores methods for becoming a more effective student including individual learning styles, the skills and habits that support academic success, and campus resources.

Learning Centers

Students who use the Learning Centers at Michigan Tech get better grades. The centers are free to use and staffed by upper-division students who mastered the material, but still remember what it's like to struggle with it. Our learning centers include:

  • Academic Success
  • Biological Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Career Services
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering
  • First-Year Engineering
  • Forestry
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Multiliteracy
  • Physics
  • Technology


The staff of the J. R. Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library offer services and resources to meet your research needs. Group study rooms, Windows and Mac workstations (which serve as the main computer lab on campus), professional exam prep resources, a meditation space, and a mother’s room are available inside the library.

Theme Communities

Theme Communities are unique living areas in the residence halls where groups of students with similar interests choose to live, learn, and study together. Special programming, mentorship, and community building help students succeed at Michigan Tech, both inside and out of the classroom.

Our Theme Communities include:

Wahtera Center for Student Success

The Wahtera Center for Student Success is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of Michigan Tech students. Through mentoring opportunities, academic student success courses, and individual assistance, the Wahtera Center for Student Success office helps students develop skills and values that will benefit them throughout college and life.

Wellness Program

The Wellness program at Michigan Tech provides tips and recommendations for students to lead active and healthy lifestyles. Programming and events are offered throughout the year, including health fairs, mindfulness workshops, blood drives, vaccine clinics, and dog therapy for stress-free finals.