Learning Assistance Programs is dedicated to creating an academic environment accessible for all students. Designed to enhance both academic and personal skills, Learning Assistance Programs provides direct support and services, online and in person, to help students achieve their educational goals.

Writing Lab

The Writing Lab provides support to Southeast students to assist with writing development and understanding.


Open tutoring lab and course support is available to all Southeast students to assist with class assignments, test preparation, and much more.

Mathematics Learning Center

The Math Learning Center is staffed with faculty, graduate assistants, and student workers to assist with math questions, homework, and test preparation.

Center for Academic Advising

Academic Advising is a resource for students to assist with providing and prioritizing classes, making changes to existing schedules, and providing an understanding of the general education requirements at Southeast.

Mission & Vision

The Mission of the Office of Learning Assistance Programs (LAP) is to provide services to enhance both academic and personal enrichment skills through a holistic approach. The office provides direct services and resources through in-person and online programming to assist students in developing their critical thinking skills and supporting their educational goals and attainment.

The Vision of the Office of Learning Assistance Programs (LAP) is to foster and develop an academic environment accessible and equitable to all, regardless of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender, age, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. Through the provision of services and programs both in-person and online, the Office of Learning Assistance Programs strives to develop and retain students at Southeast through:

  • Provision of programs that put student success at the center of focus;
  • Fostering a sense of personal responsibility and commitment to growth;
  • Development of transferable skills in and out of the academic setting; and 
  • Advocacy for at-risk students.

The goals of the Office of Learning Assistance Programs are as follows:

  • Help students become independent and active learners;
  • Foster independence, responsibility, and student success;
  • Promote critical thinking;
  • Focus on retention-based programming and services.
Kent Library, Suite 412
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS4675
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701