Student Success

Students define success differently. The mission of Student Success is to help all students maximize their potential and reach their personal goals through a range of support and services, from orientation to graduation.

The work of Student Success is focused in three areas: First-Year Programs, Academic Success Programs and Success Coaching. Full-time Success Coaches are available to help students in all majors stay on track to graduate and set and reach their academic and personal goals.

Student Success goals include helping students:

  • Transition successfully to WSU,
  • Improve academic performance and achieve academic excellence,
  • Set and achieve personal goals,
  • Build confidence and resilience in the face of challenge, and
  • Participate in campus programs that improve student satisfaction.

Information about specific programs such as Orientation, Supplemental Instruction, tutoring, the Shocker Learning Center and Success Coaches as well as a number of study skills resources can be found on the Student Success website1.

Student Success will continue to partner with faculty to offer general education courses called First-Year Seminars. These 3-credit-hour courses are unique classes designed specifically for new, traditional freshmen and are taught by faculty. The seminars cover a broad range of topics from current events to cultural competency to the arts, and include elements that engage students in learning communities and teach successful student and life skills. More information including a list of seminars offered can be found on the First-Year Seminar website1.


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