Student Services

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Preparing You for Success

As an online student, you have access to many of the resources and services available to campus students. Explore the options below to learn more about how you can benefit during your online academic journey.

Personalized Learning Experience

Avila faculty is uniquely committed to providing value-added substantive feedback in every online course. This goes beyond pointing out mistakes or areas for improvement and instead focuses on your pathway to success through creating a personalized and engaging learning experience. Here’s how our approach is distinctive and effective:

  • Personalization: By providing specific and targeted feedback that addresses your individual needs and goals, value-added feedback creates a personalized learning experience
  • Encouragement: Value-added feedback boosts your confidence and motivation and supports your success in the course by helping you understand your strengths and areas for improvement
  • Development: Value-added feedback helps you understand how you can continue to improve and grow through providing the tools and guidance you need to succeed
  • Engagement: By focusing on your needs and providing targeted feedback, we increase engagement and ensure that your learning experience is connected to the course goals

Academic Support

Student success is the driving mission behind the Slepitza Center for Student Excellence (CSE) and our services are available to all Avila students. Our collaborative approach is strategically designed to enhance and further your academic and personal growth. We’re all here for you.

The CSE provides a broad range of resources for students to help you reach your academic goals, such as 24/7 tutoring services, success coaching, and more. You can contact the CSE by phone at 816-501-3666 or by email. Also check us out on TikTok!

Career Services

Avila Career Services aims to enhance individual resourcefulness and responsibility in career readiness by empowering students with support, knowledge, and opportunities that will lead to valuable and meaningful professions. We support your quest to explore the intersection of your education, values, goals, skills, and experiences. Learn how we can assist you along your career path by browsing our frequently asked questions. We can also help you connect with Avila alumni. Book an appointment by calling 816-501-2901 or sending us an email, or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn!

Technology Services

If you are having technology issues with accessing resources for your online program, the IT Help Desk will be happy to assist. Our team can answer your questions about account access, email and password setup, connectivity, and more.

Contact the IT Help Desk at 816-501-2900 or via email. You can also submit an IT job ticket directly into our system.

Library Services

Avila online students have access to the vast resources and reference materials in the Hooley-Bundschu Library and Learning Commons.

Whether you require assistance with books, articles, databases, archives, or other resources, just contact our staff during regular library hours at 816-501-3621. You can also email us or live chat with a librarian via our site.

Graduation Information

Please submit your Graduation Application by logging into MyAU. You will receive a confirmation email when submitted. You will also receive a graduation snapshot of your degree requirements from the Registration and Student Records Office. The graduation snapshot will be sent to your Avila email account.

Make sure to check out our Graduation Events page for information regarding the commencement ceremony. You may also have your diploma mailed to you. If you have questions about your diploma, please call 816-501-2410 or email our team.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

The Office of Diversity & Equity leads and facilitates the development of institutional policies and protocols intended to create a more representative, equitable, and inclusive Avila University community. 

Our charge is to bring greater fairness, care, and belonging into Avila’s learning and work practices thus assuring all have opportunities to meet academic and professional goals; to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, teaching, public service, and training; and to ensure accountability to all diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

Plus, learn more about the vital mission of our Center for Truth, Racial Healing, and Social Justice and its virtual programs.

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