Fort Valley State University  

Center for Retention Services

Dear Students,

Welcome to the Center for Retention Services' web page. The Center for Retention Services, which is the university’s primary entity for student academic support and assessments, has a mission of providing for each of you efficient/effective academic advising, academic counseling, professional testing/assessment services and systematic tutorial services. Our goal is for all of our students to have a successful matriculation.

Each of us, the dedicated staff and well-qualified peer tutors, has made it our personal responsibility to assist you in graduating in four years. While we are committed to your success, you have to be equally committed and clear about your life’s goal. Yes, college is fun (and we want you to have a good time); however, there is more to it, such as meeting new people, learning new things and growing as young adults. Your primary goal should be to graduate in four years. President C. V. Troup, second president of Fort Valley State, had a very appropriate phrase for students at Fort Valley: "Don’t major in the minors." His words nearly 60 years ago are as timely today as when he first said them.

With all of that in mind, we look forward to you utilizing all of our services-from the various labs, (Win, Math, and Reading) and our tutoring sessions, to the most knowledgeable academic advisors and counselors. We are here to move you to academic and professional greatness! Our office is located in the historic Royal C. Peabody Building.

Again, welcome!

  • Wildcats are to many, one of the most intelligent feline in the world dating back to the early KMT (Egypt). Because of their abilities, the Pharaohs kept them around. Ask the wildcat is a way for students to get answers to general class homework, university related, or personal questions. Just click on the wildcat.

  • Through the Center for Retention Services, Early Alert Program, FVSU faculty may refer students that are experiencing academic challenges, such as poor test or class performance, excessive absences, or behavioral issues to the CRS. The Center for Retention Services upon receiving the information from faculty in consultation with the Director of the Academic Advising/Academic Counseling department of the Center will contact the student and encourage him/her to take serious advantage of the tutorial services, success and professional development seminars, and/or the behavioral counseling center. The faculty may refer students to the Early Alert Program by submitting an on-line Early Alert Form.

    Ms. Joyce Brown, Director
    Academic Counseling
    (478) 822-1072

    Mr. Kareem Kenney
    Academic Advisor/Counselor
    (478) 822-1317

    Sharon Palms, Counselor
    Academic Counseling
    (478) 825-6741

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