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:
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
Our Principles and Promise
It is our promise to use the following principles to guide our programs, our services, and our interactions as we strive to support every student at the SALT Center.
Principle 1: Every individual lies on a spectrum of neurological diversity, physical ability, and human experience, which grows and changes over time.
We will meet you wherever you are on that spectrum, and use your current skills and self-awareness to help you develop as a learner.
Principle 2: Individuals become great by choice, not by chance.
We can assist you in becoming great when you are ready to be great.
Principle 3: All individuals can learn when given the opportunity.
We cheer for you when you succeed and prompt you when it is time to self-regulate.
Principle 4: Individuals have the potential to grow in ways they never thought possible and to exceed their own expectations.
We challenge you to aspire to the highest possible level of achievement.
Principle 5: Each individual has a valuable and unique life-story.
We understand the importance of taking the time to listen to and respect your story.
Principle 6: Learning is the act or process of acquiring new knowledge or skills.
We guide you as you discover new ideas, integrate new concepts, and practice new routines in order to learn new things.
Principle 7: The learning process is an interactive partnership that is driven by the learner.
We partner with you to accomplish your goals.
Principle 8: Facilitating solutions is a critical part of the learning process.
We explore solutions with you as you confront challenges.
Principle 9: Encouragement inspires people to achieve their potential.
We will always encourage you.
Principle 10: Learning is impacted by one's level of engagement, by their environment, and by their community.
We strive to create an optimal learning environment that fosters engagement and a sense of community.
Principle 11: Each individual is responsible for their own thoughts and behaviors.
We help you hold yourself accountable for your behaviors, responses, and expectations.