Peer Academic Coaches

In the fall of 2020, The Office of Student Success (OSS) launched a new intervention program initiative to support the retention and successful matriculation of at-risk and vulnerable student populations. This effort led by the Academic Intervention/ Retention Specialist would recruit, hire, and train PACs (Peer Academic Coaches) to work one-on-one and in small groups providing intervention services to identified at-risk students. 

Who Are We
PACs (Peer Academic Coaches) work one-on-one and in small groups providing intervention services to identified at-risk students. Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors meeting the requirement for employment of earning a 2.7 or better GPA or better with no major judicial infractions were hired to work with one and one and in small groups with students within each academic college. 

Who Do We Serve
At-Risk or vulnerable populations being served by this intervention program in the first year are as follows:

  • First-Year Students with a 2.3 GPA or below
  • Summer Academy students completing Summer with a GPA of 2.3 or below
  • At-Risk Student-Athlete Support
  • All undergraduate commuter students
  • Students on Academic Recovery
  • Students that have been early alerted

What We Do As PACs
Our PACs have many duties here on campus, and these duties allow them to connect with Students in Need with the resources and tools they need to thrive. Those Duties are but not listed to:

  • Connect students with Advisors
  • Connect students with tutoring and writing resources
  • Ensure students are on track with semester milestones (IDP, Registration, Etc)
  • Offer study, organization, and time management skills
  • Connect students to campus resources such as financial aid, student accounts, records office, etc.