Empowering You For Academic Success

BEAR Central


BEAR Central (Belonging, Equity, Access and Retention) offers resources and services to set you up for academic success.

BEAR Central offers services for all undergraduate and graduate students, including undergraduate advising, undergraduate and graduate student success services, writing and speaking services, tutoring services, peer academic coaching and faculty academic coaching, among other services.

Stop by BEAR Central on the second floor of Rudisill Library anytime to see what is available, whether you need help for an assignment or help planning your semester. We are also available when you find yourself not meeting your own expectations in a course, but don’t wait until then.

Every office and area at Lenoir-Rhyne is committed to student success. The role of BEAR Central is to shore up institutional efforts, strengthen outcomes and directly assist you in navigating your student journey from orientation through graduation and beyond.

Academic Advising & Undergraduate Student Success Services


Academic advising is focused on the development of a plan to achieve a degree that reflects your own unique interests, abilities, goals and values. This plan includes both the coursework required for your degree and learning opportunities and experiences beyond the classroom, including co-curricular activities, study abroad and internships.

Advising and Undergraduate Student Success Services provide general advising services to all first-year and exploratory students as well as success coaching and help with academic planning to any student in need. These services are available for drop-in appointments Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. We are located in BEAR Central on the second floor of Rudisill Library.

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William Stewart

As a transfer student, the counselors and professors have worked with me to decide what I wanted to major in and draw out a detailed map to help me reach that goal of getting a bachelor’s degree.

William Stewart '23, Finance

Tutoring & Peer Coaching Services


BEAR Central draws together a suite of academic services, learning and computer labs, co-curricular programs and enrichment opportunities that support and enhance the educational pursuits of students.