Our Mission & Vision
The SALT Center is a fee-based academic support program that inspires students with mild to moderate learning and attention challenges to succeed in higher education. Through the provision of comprehensive academic support services, the SALT Center encourages student engagement, self-awareness, and growth.
Established in 1980, the SALT Center is a leading international model of success in higher education for students with learning and attention challenges.
Our innovative approach is recognized world-wide as one of the most successful for promoting student achievement in the university setting. Our primary services include:
- Weekly meetings with a Student Support Specialist for consistent professional help
- Tutors who are trained to work with students with learning differences
- Academic Skills Workshops held throughout the semester
- Access to Educational Technology with training and support from staff
- Psychological & Wellness Services for counseling and mental health support
Today, more than 550 University of Arizona students with learning disabilities (LD), Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) and a range of other learning differences utilize SALT Center services to help fulfill their dream of earning a college degree.
Our Supplemental Programs & Services
Leadership Opportunities & Social Programs
Our Student Ambassador program is a paid position which gives students the opportunity to develop professionally as they represent the SALT Center during high school visits, college fairs, and weekly information sessions.
Our Peer Mentor Program connects incoming students with more experienced students to help them navigate the transition to the university setting and support their integration.
Our Social Events Team organizes activities and outings to help students make friends and discover interesting sites around campus and the community.
Provides evaluations for suspected neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., learning disorders, autism, ADHD) or brain injuries to help provide services in school and work.
Assists individuals with cognitive, emotional, and physical difficulties with making decisions regarding their education, employment, and other future endeavors.
Provides vocational/career assessments to determine an individual’s ability to work and what accommodations may help them succeed.
Collaborates with researchers across a variety of disciplines to advance our understanding of factors that influence college success outcomes.
Engages in robust assessment of SALT Center services and the implementation of research-driven practices and new services into our core model.
Offers professional development and training for schools and organizations to help them better support individuals who learn differently.
Supports University of Arizona students enrolled through Arizona Online or through distance education partnerships with community colleges in the Near You Network.
Students can choose from three Coaching Plans to customize the level of support that best meets their needs.
It is our promise to use the following to principles to guide our programs, our services, and our interactions as we strive to support every student at the SALT Center.