About the Program

Student Success Coaching provides specially trained coaching mentors who meet regularly with students throughout their time at the University. In these sessions, students and Success Coaches work together to identify stressors and establish goals that lead to academic success, overall wellbeing, and graduation. 

With the belief that every student is inherently creativeresourceful, and whole, our Success Coaches offer high-quality, one-on-one, relationship-based support focused on students' needs, values, interests, skills, and goals.

Students in this program meet with their coach 3-4 times per semester during the academic year. At these meetings, they get the mentoring and guidance needed to navigate college life and the road to graduation.

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Program Background

With the University’s strategic priorities to ensure the success of historically underserved students, Student Success Coaching focuses on closing educational opportunity gaps by providing increased support for low-income students who may also identify as first-generation college students and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). In combination with the Promise Plus Free Tuition Program, success coaching prioritizes student needs and is a critical component in the University’s efforts to improve the retention, graduation, and campus experience of historically minoritized students.

Student Success Coaching is managed by President's Emerging Scholars and the Student Success area of the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE). OUE Student Success consists of Advising Initiatives, the Center for Academic Planning and Exploration (CAPE), President’s Emerging Scholars (PES), and the SMART Learning Commons/Learning Support Initiatives.