Though cliché, “life happens,” is a reality for many students. For these instances, and other times when extra support is needed, Lansing Community College’s student support services are here to assist. Whether it is school-related or personal, our professional staff are ready to help students find solutions to their issues and be successful in the classroom.
StarZone Student Services
The Starzone is the one-stop student services resource. Any question, the staff can help find an answer.Learn More
Center for Student Support
The Center for Student Support provides support in the following areas: counseling, international students, first-generation college students, emergency assistance (food, clothing, housing), student-parent resources and scholarships, disability services and more.
Returning Adult / Student-Parent Resources
This specialized support network helps connect returning adult students and students with children with the additional resources they may need to be successful: child care options and scholarships, refresher courses, women’s support and more.
Stars Helping Stars Food Pantry
The LCC community stocks a pantry for students who do not have access to meals or personal hygiene products on campus or at home. Bagged breakfasts, lunches and dinners are available.
This federally-funded support program assists those who have experienced foster care by providing life skills mentoring, counseling and more.
GLOBAL STUDENT SERVICES
International students and those whose first language is not english can find assistance in navigating through admissions and registration processes, and any additional help throughout their LCC experience.
Licensed professional counselors help students through outside factors that may impede
their academic success: personal matters, depression and anxiety, family issues and
First-Generation Students (TRiO)
TRiO Student Support Services is a federally funded program providing:
- Academic Advising
- Tutoring Services
- Student Development Courses
- Leadership Workshops
- Graduation & Transfer Workshops
- Cultural Enrichment Activities
- Financial Literacy Workshops
- Peer Mentoring
- Assistance with career/paths and educational opportunities
- FAFSA Application Assistance
- Assistance completing applications to transfer to four-year institutions
- Referrals to LPC Counselors
- Campus Visits to four-year institutions
- Students must be first-generation college students (neither parent(s) or legal guardian has a bachelor degree)
- Students must be low-income and meet guidelines as defined by the U. S. Department of Education
- Students with a disability (documented)
Office of Veteran and Military Affairs
The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs proudly serves those who have served our country, and their families. From admissions to graduation, this office supports our service members. Some services include: navigating VA benefits, counseling, academic advising, the Veterans Resource Center, and more.
The Cesar E. Chavez Learning Center
This center provides student study spaces and a computer lab with access to printing and copying. It is also home to three student groups:
- Men About Progress
- Starz Make it Happen
- Latino Student Network (LUCERO)
Latino Student Network (LUCERO)
LUCERO is a Support Services program designed to assist in the recruitment, retention, graduation and transferring of Lansing Community College students.
The focus of the LUCERO Program is to create a positive connection for Latino students with each other and with LCC and to develop exceptional academic, leadership and professional skills while learning about and celebrating diversity and culture.
Students can request additional information about the many benefits and opportunities for LUCERO students at LCC!
The focus of the LUCERO program is to create a positive connection for Latino students at Lansing Community College! Our goal is to make sure that LUCERO students graduate, transfer, and/or are retained.
By joining LUCERO, you will:
- Receive one-on-one attention and individualized academic planning assistance
- Learn more about your culture and other world cultures
- Build friendships with peers
- Expand your leadership ability
- Have opportunities to attend conferences and visit universities
- Receive assistance or guidance in any academic issue
Center for Student Access
The Center for Student Access provides classroom and testing accommodations for students with disabilities and helps educate the LCC community on disability-related issues. The center also collaborates with students, faculty and staff to ensure all students have equal access to educational opportunities at the College.
The Centre for Engaged Inclusion
The Centre engages the campus in building an equitable and inclusive community through intellectual exploration and collaboration.
Located in the Gannon Building, the Centre is a place to explore topics related to diversity and inclusion through various shared experiences offered throughout the year. We envision a community where everyone has a sense of belonging and possibility, and is empowered to cultivate an equitable world.
Center for Transitional Learning
Staff support first-year students in navigating the college landscape and provide Academic First-Year Experience classes to prepare students for success.
Lansing Community College welcomes the public to campus for many events: the annual Job and Internship Fair that attracts more than 120 employers each year to LCC’s West Campus; College Night invites high school students and their families to meet with more than 100 colleges and universities to the Gannon Commons; and the Transfer Fair where the community can learn about transferring-in to LCC or learn about opportunities outside of LCC.
The LCC Ombudsperson is a student advocate and can help guide students through the proper channels to resolve complaints and appeals. They are also agents for change, recommending modifications to existing rules and processes to improve the student experience.
Physical wellness is connected to academic wellness. Students can utilize a weight room and two fitness centers at no cost with student ID.
Contact the StarZone
Visit the StarZone to get help with admissions, financial aid, academic advising, payment plans, placement testing, orientation and all other student services.