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Parents Supporting Your ESU Student

Resources to support your Student

Resources to help your student succeed

ESU has a proven success formula. As a Hornet, your student will have access to resources that will help them before, during and after college. At ESU, we have what it takes to help your student get results as a student and a graduate.

Stinger Success Program

ESU’s approach to supporting your student's academic success.

  • Dedicated Academic Advisor. Your student's advocate and resource.
  • First-year Seminar. Your student will obtain tools to be successful and learn how to get the most from their college experience.
  • Academic Support Services and Tutoring. We have many resources, like the Academic Center for Excellence and Success (ACES), which provides tutoring, Academic and Personal Development Workshops, student success coaching and writing assistance, which is available through the Writing Center.

Health + Counseling Services

  • The Student Wellness Center is here to enhance the academic success and experience of all ESU students with an emphasis on wellness and personal growth.
  • The Student Wellness Center offers health services and counseling services.
  • Programming is offered to provide education, direct services and resources designed to empower students to successfully navigate through the many transitions of life and to reach their highest potential.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can students work on campus?

Yes! Students may search and apply for part-time jobs, including both on- and off-campus positions, by logging into their ESU Handshake account. Career Services manages Handshake and can answer questions about part-time employment. Career Services can be contacted at or 620-341-5407.

Why can't I see my student's grades + FERPA information?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. If a student gives proxy access, the university is given authority by the student to share certain information with the individual(s) that the student designated. Students complete the process through their student account. Students can also set up an "authorized user" account that gives access to billing. For information on these options, visit the Business Office's web page.

Parent + Family Program Page

If your student is thinking about attending Emporia State University or if you have a student at ESU, this page is for you. We've assembled resources to make visiting, applying and supporting your student easy.