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Student Success

Dear Lions!

Welcome to University College! Our goal is to make your transition to college life as smooth and enjoyable as possible while integrating you and your family into the Langston University community.

I am so glad you chose to start your journey here at Dear Langston. Our goal is to make your transition to college life as smooth and enjoyable as possible while integrating you into the Langston University community. My team & I are invested in student success – your success – and we know we cannot do this without our many partners, including parents, and the campus community. Our student success coaches are here to help you with academic advisement. Their chief responsibility is successfully guiding students in their academic progress, particularly in their selection of courses, majors, and career paths. Our students can utilize the writing center to work directly with faculty to strengthen their writing and close reading skills. We also have science and math labs and tutors available to work with you. Our team has developed many resources specifically designed to support our students in areas including time management, test preparation, stress reduction, online coursework, and more! I invite you to learn more about our on-campus services and resources.

We have several on-campus libraries for students to use. The G.L. Harrison Library is a quiet reading/study area with wireless access and includes small conference rooms that can be reserved for study groups.

Ultimately, it is up to you to decide what your college experience will look like, but we know that if you engage in the many programs and services available to you, you will thrive both in college and beyond.

Go Lions!


Kelly O'Bryan
Director of University College
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  • Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Review Request to Enroll w/balance, Review Request for Transcript w/balance, FAFSA Waivers
  • Registrar’s Office Academic Suspension Appeals, Transcript Requests, Add/Drop/Withdrawals
  • Financial Aid Review request for Federal Aid, Award Aid, Post Scholarships, Exit Counseling, Assist w/ Completing FAFSA, Financial Aid Appeal
  • Student and Employee Services Payments, Student Employment, Student Bills
  • Academic Affairs Total Withdrawals, Course Overload Requests, Academic Appeals, Dual Enrollment Requests
  • Student Disability Services and ADA Academic Accommodations Requests
Stay Connected

Communication with your instructors is now more important than ever. Each instructor will indicate a primary method of communication for the class (e.g., LU email, D2L, text, Remind, GroupMe, etc.). You are encouraged to check your email and log on to D2L multiple times a day.

Make sure you understand the expectations for each of your classes. This includes participation, assignments, deadlines, and grading methods.
Recognize instructors are likely working from home to maximize social distancing. Utilize virtual office hours rather than expecting to find them in their campus offices.
Remind instructors of any ADA accommodations currently in place as they will remain in effect throughout the end of the semester.
Speak up if you are having problems. If you are having technical difficulties or problems understanding something about the course, tell your instructor right away.
If you have concerns, speak to your instructor. If you need additional assistance, contact your department chair and/or dean for guidance.

Use Available Resources

Library services and other academic support are available remotely. While some buildings will be closed or have limited access, the first floor of the library will remain open with shortened hours.

University Libraries

The G. Lamar Harrison Library has many online resources. The following videos demonstrate how to locate a full-text, peer reviewed journal article and how to locate an electronic book.

When off campus, the databases will require you use your MyLangston username and password to log in. If you have any trouble connecting to the Library Resources, please contact Clarence Harkins at (405) 919-0872 or via email at

Text-A-Librarian Service

Follow these four steps to text your librarian:

On your cell phone, text 66746
Type “lion” in the message bar
You’ll receive the following message, “Success! Reply to ask your questions…”
After you type your question, give your phone number so that you can be contacted directly.
Library Hours

Sunday – Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
*The Melvin B. Tolson Black Heritage Center will not be open.

Contact the Library:

General Number (no voicemail), (405) 466-3292
Dr. Emily Patterson Harris, Director of University Libraries, 405-466-3265,

University Women Computer Lab

The computer lab located on the third floor within University Women will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Student Tutoring Services

Langston University will continue student tutoring services through the end of the semester through various multimedia platforms. Instructors will provide additional information concerning coursework and tutoring. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors during office hours for further instructions.

Writing Center

Students can obtain tutoring for composition or other writing courses. You may schedule appointments and meet with a tutor virtually through Students should upload papers for review to their tutors prior to the scheduled appointment to allow for timely feedback. Writing Center virtual tutoring will be available Monday – Thursday between 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Natural Sciences (Physical and Biological) Tutoring

Students can obtain tutoring for NP1113, NB 1113, and NB 1114. Students may schedule appointments and meet with their Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders virtually through their science accounts at Additionally, students may also request tutoring through their SI leader’s GroupMe account. Students should upload or email problems for review to their tutors prior to the scheduled appointment to allow for an efficient tutoring session. Hours for natural science virtual tutoring will be posted on the Spring 2020 Natural Science schedule on

Mathematics Tutoring

Students can obtain tutoring for MT 1413, MT 1513, MT 2013 and MT 2603 through their Supplemental Instruction (SI) leader’s GroupMe or email accounts. Students may schedule appointments and meet with their SI Leaders virtually through Zoom Cloud Meetings. The Zoom app is free to download and credentials will be shared by your instructor.

Students may also send problems or questions directly to their professors by using the “Ask My Instructor” tab for classes using EducoSoft. Students should email problems or questions for review to their tutors prior to the scheduled appointment to allow for an efficient tutoring session. Hours for mathematics virtual tutoring will be posted on your D2L, WebAssign, or EducoSoft course page.

Computer Technology Integration

Contact CTI for assistance with the following:

General instructions on using D2L and its features
Corresponding via e-mail in D2L
Downloading the Brightspace Pulse app for your phone
More information can be found on the CTI website.

Contact CTI:

Dr. Ebrahim Soltani, Director, (405) 466-2000,
Ms. Ally Sharp, Instructional Designer, (405) 466-2007,
Mr. Bill Gaffney, Adobe Connect, (405) 812-1233 (cell),
Ms. Victoria Savory, Administrative Assistant, (405) 466-2001,

Technical Issues?

Contact Information Technology Services (ITS) for assistance with the following:

Re-setting your Langston University e-mail password
Setting up e-mail access on your mobile device
Downloading and/or accessing Microsoft 365 and its features
Contact ITS:

ITS Helpdesk, 405-466-3215 or (405) 466-3253,
Mr. Pritchard Moncriffe, CIO, (405) 466-6032,

Langston University Center for International Development (lucid)
The Langston University Center for International Development (LUCID) is an educational unit which facilitates, coordinates and monitors all international affairs of the University.
Study abroad opportunities and activities are a major component of LUCID. The development, planning, administration and implementation of study abroad and international activities are a part of LUCID. Short-term and long-term study abroad activities for students, scholarships, fellowships, and issues related to international students who are studying at Langston are conducted at the Center. We provide research and teaching opportunities for international faculty and scholars to Langston while also providing domestic faculty and scholars at LU opportunities to experience foreign countries. An international reservoir of material is located at LUCID to assist individuals to make decisions regarding educational and international opportunities.
LUCID provides research and training to our external constituents as well as our internal faculty, staff and students. LUCID also serves as a reservoir and center for international information for the campus, local agencies, schools, and organizations. It houses a collection of international bulletins, maps, charts, directions, newsletters, films, slides, government reports, books, brochures, magazines, and job opportunities abroad.
A major function of the Center is to work closely with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in implementing its foreign economic assistance program.
As a service provider, the Center works with USAID contractors to arrange, deliver, and administer the training needs of participating countries. The Center coordinates the international training capabilities of all academic units of the university. To market those capabilities to USAID and other contractors, the Center develops and distributes informational brochures, capability statements, and course announcements. Center personnel also market its training capabilities through participation in USAID-sponsored conferences and association meetings, as well as visits to USAID headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Gilman Scholarship; Crossroads Africa; Wales. other Scholarships are Available Based on the Countries Where a Student has Chosen to Study

For additional information regarding scholarships, contact the Langston University Center for International Development at (405) 466-3424.

TrIO Grant
LANGSTON, OKLAHOMA – Langston University (LU) has received $1,300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The TRIO Student Support Service (SSS) Program grant will allow the University to serve more than 200 LU students each year. These services will include peer and professional tutoring, academic advising, learning communities, mentoring, cultural and social activities and career exploration. All SSS grants are funded for five-year grant award cycles.

The funding will allow LU to better serve low-income and first-generation students who demonstrate academic need and who are committed to enhancing their academic success. This assistance aligns with the University’s mission, the LU Strategic Plan, and HLC’s Criterion Three: Quality, Resources, and Support. The grant team led by Dr. Jason K. Johnson, LU Assistant Vice President of Student Success, is excited for the opportunities this will bring to the students. His team has begun the initial stages of implementing the program.

“Our program is designed to improve student outcomes including increased retention and graduation rates. I am excited for the opportunities that this will afford Langston University and our students,” said Dr. Jason K. Johnson.

“TRIO has been instrumental in supporting and providing opportunities for marginalized student populations and we plan to continue build our TRIO department.”

This is the first step in rebuilding LU’s TRIO program. To receive funding, the University had to go through an extremely competitive process, only 17 percent of the grants were awarded to new programs.

15 to finish

Langston University wants your success! We are encouraging our students to take at least 15 credit hours each semester.

Research has shown that the payoffs for taking at least 15 hours per semester are huge:

  • Reduced student loan debt
  • Savings on tuition, housing, and fees
  • Better academic outcomes
  • Earlier entry into your career

Plan for it.

Talk with your advisor about building a balanced schedule with the right courses for your degree.

Schedule it.

Register for at least 15 credits each semester.

Commit to it.

Get to know your professors, prioritize your studies, and talk to a campus counselor if you need help.