The Peer Success Coaching program provides students with opportunities to meet one-on-one with trained Peer Success Coaches (PSCs) throughout an entire semester or periodically via walk-in consultation hours (walk-in PSC consultation hours to be announced). PSCs support students as they navigate their new environment and learn how to succeed academically, socially, and personally at Purdue University. Coaches will help students develop not only effective study habits and test-taking skills, but also strong time management and organizational skills to achieve both academic and personal goals.

Who is a PSC?

A PSC is a point-person who can offer guidance to students as they navigate life at Purdue. PSCs are primarily upperclassmen who receive training on coaching their peers through many of the same challenges they faced as underclassmen. They function as guides, listeners, and motivational partners, but not as instructors, parents, or academic advisors. Because they are peers, they work as a neutral party from whom students can gain insight and ideas. 

What can a student expect?

At the beginning of the semester, your PSC would touch base with you to find a time to meet and get to know one another. Together, you would complete a coaching agreement that outlines the benefits you expect to receive from coaching and clarifies how your coach will help maximize your experience at Purdue. Usually students meet or communicate with PSCs on a weekly basis. Meeting more or less frequently is an option, too, if that’s what works best for you.

PSCs can guide you through studying for exams, connecting with academic advisors, finding motivation to complete an exercise program, getting involved in campus activities and organizations, exploring career options, applying for student employment, and more. Essentially, PSCs are there to listen to your concerns, to point you in the right direction, and to help you set and achieve academic, social, and personal goals while at Purdue. 

Where do I sign up? 

If you would like to work with a PSC throughout an entire semester, please fill out our online application

Where can I find more information?  

For more information about the Peer Success Coaching program, please contact Hannah Dulin Brodhead at hdulin@purdue.edu or 765-496-0005.