Retention Services

Retention Services focuses on connecting students with resources to help them be successful in pursuit of their academic goals and personal prosperity. We assist students who need one-on-one attention while enrolled at the university. Retention Services also connects with those who struggle with issues that could interfere with their attendance and or progress at Southern Adventist University.

This office provides student support services focused on student retention and as a liaison between students, faculty/staff, and various campus resources including:

  • career services
  • counseling
  • disability services
  • first year experience
  • testing
  • tutoring

Students who are experiencing academic, personal, or financial difficulties and those considering dropping out of college are encouraged to visit or call Retention Services at 423.236.2838.

Contact Us

Call 423.236.2838, email, or schedule an appointment.


Lynn Wood Hall, 1st floor, #1089


Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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