At Milligan, we believe wholeheartedly in every student’s ability to succeed. We realize that, for many students, the road to college success can sometimes be challenging with a variety of academic and non-academic obstacles. Milligan provides several centers and resources dedicated to student success. Below are some of the main resources students have at hand throughout their college career.
Calling and Career Center – Make an appointment to discuss anything from selecting a major, making career decisions, or learning how to master your upcoming interview. The center is made available to you as a portal to career readiness and connectedness. Use it as a practice ground or as an opportunity finder. The Calling and Career Center is located on the bottom floor of the McMahan Student Center.
Library – Milligan has two libraries, both of which are open to students, faculty, staff, and the community. The P.H. Welshimer Memorial Library is located centrally on campus and the Seminary Library is located in the B.D. Phillips Memorial Building on Emmanuel Hill. Both libraries offer a variety of physical resources (books, music, movies, archives, etc.) as well as access to many online databases, journals, interlibrary loans, and more. The libraries are the place to go for communal studying, quiet cubicles, and everything in between. Our wonderful librarians are always there to provide help, including caffeine and candy.
Tutoring – Free peer tutoring is offered every day in the P.H. Welshimer Library and other locations around campus. The tutoring schedule is posted in the library and online. If a course is not listed under regular tutoring, contact Heather Jackson, the director of student success and disabilities services. She will work on alternative tutoring options and connect you with additional resources.
Office of Student Success – Heather Jackson, located in the McMahan Student Center, is here for your success. Services offered through this office include aid in establishing study skills and time management, test taking tips and arrangements, care and advice for academic struggles resulting from illness or injury, solving roommate issues, and so much more. Make an appointment for any concerns—big or small.
Campus Clinic – Feeling ill? Visit the nurse in Gilliam Wellness Center anytime Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The campus nurse is available for emergencies, minor illnesses and injuries, and health consultations. She also can provide referrals to outside physicians and medical facilities if needed.
Counseling center – The Milligan Counseling Center is located in the Taylor House beside the soccer fields. Counseling is offered by appointment free of charge to any current students, faculty, or staff. It is their goal to provide a level of professional care that promotes emotional well-being, spiritual growth, academic success, multicultural diversity, and healthy interpersonal relationships. The Counseling Center will serve either directly or through referral to all who reach out.
Gilliam Wellness Center – Physical health is imperative to overall student success. We encourage all students to maintain healthy habits. To aid this, the Gilliam Wellness center is open 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with varying hours Friday through Sunday. The center is equipped with cardiovascular fitness equipment, both free weights and a weight machine circuit, an aerobics classroom, and a spinning room equipped with 10 spinning bikes.
Office hours – One of the most underused resources on campus is professor office hours. All professors are required to keep hours where they are weekly in their office available for their students to come by with questions. It is highly useful and encouraged to ask questions, discuss interests, or just pick the brains of our experienced faculty. Professors appreciate when students stop by to delve more into the coursework.
Written by Abbie Russell ’21