The Centre Learning Commons

The mission of the Centre Learning Commons (CLC) is to maximize the academic success and personal growth of all Centre students. This is achieved through collaborative relationships among many organizational areas of the college such as Academic Affairs, The Library, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Additional collaborators include the Center for Career and Professional Development, Counseling Services, Title IX, Athletics, Student Life, Student Government, and individual academic programs.

The CLC draws together and synchronizes existing College-wide initiatives and combines these with an ever-expanding array of student support services, campus resources, and evidence-based programming known to increase students’ academic success and flourishing. Students, faculty, and staff benefit from the CLC’s welcoming, positive, and inclusive ethos, its effective programming, and its own learning culture; assessing, reflecting, collaborating, listening, researching, innovating, and continuously improving.

The Centre Learning Commons (CLC) is located on the main floor of the Grace Doherty Library in Crounse Hall, adjacent to Einstein’s Bagels. It is open during the library’s hours of operation. The CLC includes office suites, innovative and tech-savvy spaces for individual and group study, seminar rooms, and an information kiosk. CLC programming and resources include, but are not limited to, comprehensive and inclusive academic peer tutoring and mentoring, assistance with time management and organization strategies, academic support services (e.g. the Writing Center, the Proctoring Center, ESL services, academic accommodations, etc.), study skills and college preparedness workshops, summer programming focused on high-school-to-college transitions and skill building (e.g. math, writing skills, etc.), and extensive web-based and other digital resources. A full listing of these services and resources is available on the CLC website (

CLC staff implement best practice strategies for providing academic support services to all students, including student populations with specific needs (e.g. learning disabilities, autism spectrum, ESL, ASL, and underprepared and/or academically at-risk students). CLC staff also serve as a resource for those seeking advice (students, advisors, faculty) on strategies to improve academic performance, and will assist students in developing individualized learning plans, strengthening executive functioning skills, and facilitating self-advocacy. Students are encouraged to contact the Assistant Dean and Director of the Centre Learning Commons to schedule a personal consultation.