The Office of Retention aims, through academic and social programs and strategies, to retain all students who enter the University until degree completion. This office coordinates all formal retention activities and is managed by a director who reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The office is responsible for the operation of the basic skills development laboratories located in Brown Hall. The primary focus is the retention of first-time students. Using strategies that are evaluated annually, the Office of Retention employs faculty mentors, peer mentors, peer tutors, and supplemental instructors in pursuit of its objectives. The Office of Retention brings together a large cross section of the faculty in addressing a subject of importance to the entire university community. Information on the retention program can be found at the University website, or it may be obtained by writing to the Director of Retention, GSU Box 4308, Grambling State University, Grambling, LA 71245.