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photos of students in front of the PLSSSC

About the Center

The Dr. Patricia Lynch Stith Student Success Center is a dynamic resource (primarily) for freshmen and sophomore students that supports Norfolk State University's mission of transforming lives and communities by empowering a culturally diverse student population.



  • Foster an open and responsive environment that encourages faculty and students to take an active interest and role in student success.
  • Help students develop the skills, attitudes and beliefs necessary to foster an understanding of the learning process and achieve academic, career and life goals.
  • Assist students in becoming more independent, self-confident and efficient learners.
  • Work collaboratively with the campus community to promote student persistence and successful completion of students' educational goals.
  • Assess the effectiveness of the Student Success Center and evolve in response to student needs.