Resources for Student Success
No USU student is alone in earning their degree. Even though many of our online students are not near USU's physical locations, they have access to all resources available on-campus to increase success. In addition to the resources below, visit our Online Learning Study Tips and thrive.usu.edu to get recommendations and help that pertain to your situation.
Get solid footing before you slip. Learn how to improve your academic standing before the semester even begins. Then during the semester, reference this same page for steps on how to make it your best one yet.
Academic Support - Access resources to help you develop effective study habits with skills and tips for good time management, note-taking and reading, communication, and managing stress.
Disability Resource Center - The DRC helps individuals with disabilities overcome barriers that could otherwise limit their academic, professional, and personal potential and enjoy a full USU experience.
Online Library Access - The USU Libraries provide access to print books and journals, including e-books and electronic journals, government publications, and more, and can even ship materials to students at no cost. Librarians provide research help for subjects in each major.
Peer Mentoring - Mentors can be your point of contact when you may be struggling, from sharing their experience with online classes to directing you to resources. Request a Mentor.
Test Proctoring - Many online courses require proctored exams to verify the identity of the student taking the exam and supervise to ensure the instructions specified by the instructor are carried out. USU coordinates with proctors worldwide or through online virtual proctor tools.
Tutoring - USU provides access to many local and online tutoring options, including an online writing center. Take advantage of these tutoring services all semester long.
Put yourself first. We are here to help you make your well-being a priority throughout the semester. USU provides resources for in-person or remote services for all students.
Mental and Emotional Health
Individual Counseling and Therapy - USU’s Counseling and Psychological Services provides remote individual counseling and therapy support for students in Utah. Schedule a Remote Appointment.
For 24/7, free, and confidential support for those in distress, or for prevention and crisis resources, call or text the National Suicide Prevention Line at 988. * Call 911 if you are experiencing a mental health emergency.
Psychiatry Services - Psychiatry remote services are available at USU’s Student Health and Wellness Center. Schedule a Remote Appointment to speak with a psychiatrist who can help identify and provide medical treatment options for your mental and emotional health challenges.
Self-Guided Resources - When it comes to free, online, and self-paced mental health supports you can access on your own time, you’re in luck.
- Wellness Self-Guided Resource Library: Videos and resources for topics including anxiety, depression, stress and time management, eating and body image, and many others.
- ACT Guide: An online self-help program designed by psychologists at USU to foster emotional well-being and help individuals cope with mental health issues. The program is free to USU students for the first six months.
- SafeUT App: The SafeUT Crisis Text and Tip Line app is free and provides immediate 24/7 access to crisis counseling with trained therapists.
Additional Resources & Services
Career Planning - The Career Design Center is the link between students and meaningful career employment. Career coaches at the center provide students, alumni, and community members opportunities to choose a career, find internships, prepare for graduate school, and find a job.
Financial Aid, Loans, & Scholarships - The Financial Aid Office can help make a degree financially possible for every qualified USU student through grants, student loans, parent loans, and work-study.
IT Service Desk - The IT Service Desk offers technology support, including software and repair services. Contact a technician at 435-797-4951, email@example.com, online Live Chat, or through MyTech.usu.edu. Additional Canvas support is available 24/7, 1-877-399-1958, or online Live Chat.
Veterans & Military - We understand the unique challenges faced by veterans returning from active duty and are committed to helping make the transition as smooth as possible through the Veterans Resource Office.