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Office of Student Development (OSD)


The Office of Student Development advises all GSoE students with less than 45 credits, and helps them navigate the City College campus and Grove’s academic curriculum to ensure a successful transition to college life and eventual graduation. To enhance students’ college experience, OSD has a vibrant slate of student programming including academic, professional and leadership development initiatives.

OSD conducts orientation for new undergraduate entrants to the Grove School and facilitates workshops on effective study habits and academic expectations. OSD counselors work individually with each new undergraduate student, providing guidance and support. OSD academic advisors assist Grove’s lower-division students with their course selection, registration, and decision making on academic majors, as well as, provide Grove’s undergrads with short-term personal counseling and wellness education. OSD also provides assistance to Grove’s undergraduates with resume writing, interviewing strategies, and the opportunity search process.

OSD maintains Grove’s study facility, its Tutoring Laboratory/Center and its Learning Resource Library. OSD manages the academic services in the Grove School including tutoring for the undergraduate population as well as academic counseling and the student educational affairs for Grove’s lower division.

Other OSD initiatives include overseeing the Council of Engineering Student Organizations & Leaders (co-curricular life), student diversity affairs, and specialized undergraduate recruitment initiatives. OSD also supports the needs of the Diversity in Engineering Advisory Board (DEAB), which provides guidance on student professional development.