When Life Got in Her Way, Student/Mom Found a Way to Own Her Future

“I always felt like a failure. I’ve now learned that you have to own your life and grow from your mistakes or else it’s all pointless. I took a long path to get here, but I am so proud of who I am these days.”

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Campus Resources

Otterbein cares about the success of all of our students both in and out of the classroom. We offer services and resources to guide you through and help you get the most out of your Otterbein experience, including academic support, counseling, career planning, diversity education, and more. Learn more about these resources by contacting us at

Center for Career and Professional Development

The mission of the Center for Career and Professional Development is to empower students to navigate the self-discovery process and integrate their curricular and co-curricular experiences by providing comprehensive resources and professional development opportunities that promote career development as a lifelong process.

Center for Student Success

The Center for Student Success at Otterbein is a resource that offers supplemental academic advising and peer mentoring to help you in dealing with academic concerns. The center can help you by creating an individualized academic success plan, or refer you to other campus offices for help and guidance as appropriate. The center serves as an advocate and remove barriers to your success. You can:

  • Get supplemental academic advising
  • Get referrals for extra help to various campus department
  • Meet with an advisor or peer mentor to talk about academic concerns

Students are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with the Center for Student Success team to get all of your questions answered.  Contact the center at 614.823.1624, or email  

Academic Support Center

The Otterbein Academic Support Center (ASC) exists to help students develop and strengthen the skills necessary to attain their academic goals.Through collaboration with students, faculty, and staff, the ASC supports students in becoming independent lifelong learners in an accessible student-centered environment. The center facilitates the development of learning strategies and skills in partnership with peers and professionals through tutoring, academic coaching, supplemental instruction, academic courses, and other learner-focused services.

These services are available through the Academic Support Center to assist students: