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Current Threshold Students:

As we comply with the University’s safety efforts in combating COVID-19, we want to stress that we are still here to support you as strongly as ever. Out of an abundance of caution and for your safety as well as our own, here are the adjustments we have made as we begin the new semester on August 24th:

Advising: We will continue advising students via Zoom, phone, or email, whichever method works best for you. Please contact your Threshold Advisor if you have questions or need to schedule an appointment.

Tutoring: Tutoring will also remain via Zoom, so if you desire tutoring assistance this semester, contact our Director, Deborah Binkley-Jackson ( and she will assign you a tutor. Include the following when you message her: 1) Your name and OU ID; 2) name of your Threshold Counselor; 3) which courses you need help with.

Printing: Contact your Threshold Advisor to schedule a time to print. For your safety, only 2 students will be allowed in the computer lab at a time, but we will be extending our printing hours to Monday-Friday, 8:00am-7:00pm. Face masks will be required to enter the suite and must be worn while in the office suite and computer lab.

Threshold Office Space: For safety reasons we cannot allow students in our suite at this time, and therefore our doors will remain locked for the time being. However, as mentioned above, we are still here to make sure you get the support you need, so please contact your Threshold Advisor any time questions arise or whenever we can assist you in any way.

Shaping Lives for a Better Tomorrow

Student Support Services, also known as Project Threshold on the OU campus, is a Federally funded program. It is one of seven TRIO programs designed to serve students who meet one or more of the following criteria:

First generation - Neither parent received a four-year degree
Economically Disadvantaged - Based on federal guidelines
Disabled - With appropriate documentation

Academic Need

The program was originally established at the University of Oklahoma in 1970, but was funded by the U.S. Department of Education in 1971, and remains so to this day. Our primary mission is to increase retention and graduation rates of program participants. Project Threshold provides a personalized approach to delivering academic support services to individuals who may face barriers to academic success in their college careers.

Project Threshold has an open door policy. In the event that you have questions, please feel free to contact us.