Beeghly Hall

The Department of Teacher Education and Leadership Studies; the Counseling program, and the School Psychology program are all housed in Beeghly Hall.

In addition to study areas and an open computer lab available on the first floor, students also have access to the following facilities and technology:

  • Speical Education Simulation LabSpecial Education Simulations Lab. Students can experience a simulation of what life is like with a disability. The lab contains eight in-lab simulations focused on impairments in hearing, visual, orthopedic, cognitive, speech and other specific learning areas. In addition, computer-based simulations and activities are available.
  • Wilcox Curriculum Resource Center. Find a children's library, text books, different media and other tools that can be used throughout coursework, research and projects.
  • McKay Auditorium seats 400 and is a multi-purpose and multi-media auditorium.





DeBartolo Hall

First occupied in 1978, DeBartolo Hall houses the departments of Economics, English, Foreign Languages and Literature, Geography, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology and Gerontology. DeBartolo is also home to the Africana, American, Islamic, Women's and Working Class Studies programs.

The building includes five student lounges and study areas, 15 classrooms, 15 laboratories, a computer terminal room, an auditorium and special varied laboratories.

  • Computer labs are located in the basement and on the 2nd floor with Dell Optiplex machines and laser printers.
  • The Professional Writing Lab in the English department is complete with the full Adobe Suite software.
  • A spacious study lounge on the first floor offers ample work space to study with a group or individually.
  • Quiet study spaces are located on all floors.
  • A modern lecture hall seats 200 and is used for various presentations.

Center of Judaic and Holocaust Studies

The Center of Judaic and Holocaust Studies within BCLASSE is dedicated to teaching and promoting research on all facets of Jewish culture and history.

The center places a special emphasis on the experience of the Jewish people during the Holocaust and promotes the lessons of tolerance and genocide prevention. It offers academic courses at the introductory and advanced level in Jewish history, religion, culture and languages. The center also offers community outreach educational program.

Reading and Study Skills Center

The Reading and Study Skills (R&SS) Center is an academic as well as a service-oriented division of the Department of Counseling, Special Education & School Psychology in the Beeghly College of Liberal Arts. Social Sciences & Education at Youngstown State University. The staff, instructors, and Peer Tutors in the Reading and Study Skills Center

  • provide a variety of strategies for improving college reading and studying.
  • encourage students to choose study techniques appropriate to their needs.
  • help students understand that building reading and study skills provides high returns for their investment in study time.
  • help students improve performance in academic classes.

Writing Center

The Writing Center is located in Maag Library and helps students become more independent, confident and successful writers. Student consultants help current YSU undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff through the center's free basic services:

  • Consultations for individuals or small groups.
  • Assessment of writing strengths and weaknesses.
  • Guidance for essays, lab reports, history papers, résumés and other writing projects in all disciplines.
  • Help with documentation in APA, MLA, Chicago and other styles.
  • Preparation advice for writing portions of standardized tests, including the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, etc.
  • Instruction in linguistics.
  • Tutoring for ESL students.
  • Sessions for peer reviews.

Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor

Affiliated with the Department of History at YSU, the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor traces the labor, immigration and urban history of the steel industry that once dominated the region. Available to both YSU students and the public, the museum features many exhibits, education programs and archives.