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What is SLSS?

In a nutshell, Student Leadership and Success Studies is an academic department dedicated to helping UVU students have a successful university experience. We offer courses and programming opportunities for students to develop effective study, leadership, and personal skills in a positive, engaging and challenging, environment.

How will CLSS courses help me?

CLSS courses not only help you maximize your potential as a student, but also in nearly every aspect of your life.  Students enrolled in CLSS courses report improved study habits, grades, and overall personal effectiveness. Comments like this one from a former student are typical:

"I think every student at this university needs to take this class. It was very helpful for my student life, as well as my personal life as a friend and family member."

What is the difference between CLSS and SLSS courses?

The course prefix "CLSS" will change to "SLSS" in Fall 2015.

How is mentoring connected to SLSS?

SLSS houses the UV Mentor Program which is a group of peer mentors that exists to help students make a successful transition into college. They partner with faculty in CLSS courses. For more extensive information about the program, including how to become a UV Mentor, click the UVU Mentor Program link on our site.

What is an FYE course?

FYE stands for Freshman Year Experience. At UVU, we have a goal of helping all of our students have a common experience so they feel connected to each other and the institution. That goal is accomplished in many ways including a common book to read, student success courses, and participation in campus activities, etc. SLSS offers several course options to assist in this FYE goal, in particular, CLSS 1000 University Student Success. This course is recommended for incoming freshmen and all students who could benefit from improved habits of study and learning and motivation strategies. For a list of our courses, see the Popular Courses link on our site.

For general questions about FYE, see the following site:

Where is the Student Leadership and Success Studies department located?

We are located in the Center for Student Success in the atrium area of the Losee Center Building (LC) 407.  Please don't hesitate to contact us.


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