Ally Center

Here at the Ally Center, your academic success is our focus. We come alongside you on your journey by providing free personalized academic attention. Whether you are looking to finish a paper or needing extra help on an assignment, the Ally Center is your place to excel academically!

Academic Mentoring Services (AMS)

AMS is a resource available to all traditional undergraduate LBC students. Peer tutors and professional personnel provide you with individualized attention to help you be successful in the college classroom. We assist students with reviewing course material for tests, planning projects, organizing weekly “to-do” lists, and more!

If you are looking to take the next step academically, you can participate in mentor-led study groups, sign up for weekly one-on-one mentoring appointments, or request content specific tutoring appointments as needed.

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Math Lab

The Math Lab is available to any student enrolled in a traditional undergraduate math class at LBC. Dedicated math professors hold regular lab hours in person at our Lancaster campus to help students complete math assignments in a small group setting. If you need additional help, you may also request individualized math tutoring sessions through AMS.

Ally Center Math Lab.
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Writing Center

The Writing Center provides assistance to all undergraduate (including Accelerated) and seminary/graduate students at any stage of the writing process. Peer tutors and professional writing tutors are here as a resource for you, to help with brainstorming, organizing, outlining, grammar, mechanics, MLA and APA formats, editing, and proofing. Even if you would just like to talk through a tricky assignment, or refine your rough draft, our tutors are eager to help you in your writing process.

Accessibility Services

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and its amendments, our Accessibility Services Office provides reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities to ensure access to all programs, facilities, and activities of the college. Accommodations are made on an individual, case-by-case basis. Incoming students with disabilities must: 1) submit their documentation to our office, and 2) promptly schedule an intake interview upon acceptance so that accommodations can be arranged before the start of the semester for which they plan to enroll.

How to Obtain Accommodations

Students with disabilities who wish to receive accommodations must self-identify to the Accessibility Services Coordinator. Students who have been identified with a disability must present evidence of that disability. The student may provide medical documentation or a psycho-educational assessment to inform the determination of appropriate accommodations. An IEP or 504 Plan may also be sufficient to establish disability. All documentation is treated as confidential information under FERPA guidelines. For more specific information, click here.

The Accessibility Services Coordinator will review the material and, if adequate for determining eligibility, an “intake interview” will be scheduled with the student. The interview may be conducted in person or by phone or email. Based on documentation and the intake interview, the Coordinator will identify accommodations needed in each particular class and for campus activities and programs. Once determined, the accommodations are affective immediately for that specific term and are provided as a means of ensuring access to all programs. The Coordinator will assist the student in communicating the needs to faculty.

Accommodations do not automatically carry over from one term to the next; immediately upon registration for new courses, students must inform the Accessibility Services Office so that appropriate accommodations can be determined and faculty receive timely notification.

It is important to note:

  • Accommodations which are requested after the term has begun have no bearing on academic grades earned prior to the request. The student bears the consequences of failing to request accommodations in a timely manner; retroactive accommodations cannot be granted.
  • Accommodations which alter a program’s purposes, necessary requisite skills, or licensing and/or accreditation standards are not considered “reasonable” under the law and cannot be granted.
Examples of Typical Accommodations
  • Assistive Technology
  • Audio/Accessible Textbooks
  • Note-taker
  • Early Access to Syllabi
  • Exams/Quizzes:
    • Distraction-reduced environment
    • Extended time
    • Scribe
    • Reader
    • Enlarged/enhanced print

Particular services are determined for each student according to documentation submitted ongoing conversation.

ESL Services

LBC provide students of diverse backgrounds with services that increase access to courses, instruction, and training .  Students whose primary and native language is not English are referred as English as a Second Language (ESL) students, and specialized academic supports are available to assist you.  Examples of services that could be available are:

  • Alternate Text books
  • Permissions to utilize translator devices in class
  • Note taker
  • Test/Quiz scribe

Particular services are determined for each student according to ongoing conversation and available documentation.


The Ally Center is located on level 5 of the Teague Learning Commons (TLC) at LBC’s Lancaster campus and is accessible by elevator.


  • Monday–Friday, 8 am – 5 pm
  • Monday–Thursday evenings by appointment or scheduled study group

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