Transitions and Support Services

Clara Blakely

Program Manager
Clara Blakely
Transitions and Support Services
Phone: (810) 762-3365
Web site:

Transitions and Support Services

Transition and Support Services provides a web of services, programs, and information designed to assist students in their transition to the university and continues the provision of these services through graduation. Its services are provided to students upon request or referral with the primary foci being students from under-represented groups such as non-traditional, educationally or economically disadvantaged, and those from urban or other areas where the college access and success rates are significantly below the national average, and others identified as being at high risk of not persisting through to graduation. TSS develops and implements programming that contributes to student success, enhances the rate of persistence and thereby enables more students to attain their baccalaureate degree. TSS also utilizes a comprehensive referral network to connect students to campus and external programs and services.

Programs and services offered through TSS address the academic, personal, and social needs of students. Programs and services offered by TSS include Peer Assisted Learning (PAL), Peer Growth Teams (PGT), academic guidance, monitoring and follow-up. The Bridges to Success, Challenge Program and the Transitions Programs are all part of TSS.