Faculty, staff, or others may refer any student who may be experiencing academic or non-academic difficulty at Shawnee State University. Referred students will be contacted by either the Student Success Center (academic) or Student Affairs (non-academic) regarding appropriate resources and assistance. The referrer's name will be kept confidential.

We are now using the Aviso Student Retention for our student referral system. Please follow the instructions below to refer a student.

How to Refer a Student

1. Sign in to Aviso.

To login, you may click the button below, paste the following URL into your web browser (, or sign in through the Aviso links in MySSU or Blackboard.

Your username is your complete SSU email address and the password is the same as your email password.

Sign in to Aviso

2. Look up the student you would like to send an alert on.

You can look up a student in one of your courses through the Attendance tab (see screenshot below).

aviso attendance tab

3. Click on the Alert icon.

After you have selected the student you wish to issue an alert for, click on the Alert icon at the top of the screen (see screenshot below).

aviso alert icon screenshot

4. Choose an Alert Reason from the drop down list.

The send to field will automatically fill with the student's advisor(s). Make sure to choose an Alert Reason from the drop down list. Here is an example of what the alert form looks like:

aviso send alert dialog box

If you need more assistance, feel free to contact Glenna Heckler-Todt, Director of Advising and Academic Resources,