About Peer Success Coaching

The Peer Success Coaching (PSC) Program provides Purdue undergraduate students with an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a trained coach throughout the semester. PSCs support students as they navigate the college environment and learn to succeed academically, socially, and personally. 

Apply for a Peer Success Coach

The application to request a Peer Success Coach for the Spring 2023 semester is now open. Please complete the online application to be paired with a coach. 

Apply for a Peer Success Coach

What is a Peer Success Coach (PSC)?

A PSC is a consistent point-person who can offer guidance to students as they navigate life at Purdue. PSCs receive training on coaching their peers through many of the same challenges they have faced. They function as guides, listeners, and motivational partners, but not as tutors, instructors, parents, or academic advisors. They are here to listen to your concerns, point you in the right direction, and help you set (and achieve) your own academic, social, and personal goals while at Purdue. Because they are peers, PSCs work as a neutral party to help students gain insight and ideas. PSCs can guide you through...

  • Studying for exams
  • Connecting with campus resources and academic advisors
  • Finding motivation
  • Getting involved in campus activities and organizations
  • Managing your time
  • Exploring career options
  • Applying for student employment
  • And more!

How can I connect with a PSC?

Semester Program
  • Personal PSC
  • Consistent individual meetings (frequency is determined by you and your coach)
  • Initial get-to-know-each-other meeting
  • Coaching agreement that outlines the benefits you expect to receive from coaching and that clarifies how your PSC will maximize your Purdue experience

To join the semester program to have your own Peer Success Coach, please fill out the online application above. 

Drop-in Program
  • Meet with any coach
  • Weekly office hours in the Academic Success Center
  • 15- to 30-minute drop-in coaching sessions
  • No application
  • No semester-long commitment
Academic Success Center
Wiley Hall C215

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