Meet with a PSC

Covid-19 Response: To ensure the health and safety of students, the Peer Success Coaching program will offer both online and in-person options for students throughout the Spring 2021 semester. Students will work with their assigned PSC to determine if coaching sessions will take place virtually or in person. Virtual coaching sessions will take place on an approved video-conferencing platform (WebEx, Zoom, etc.) and will be set up by the PSC. Students who choose to meet with their PSC in person will be required to follow the Protect Purdue guidelines including wearing a mask and maintaining social distance.

Program Application

The PSC Program Application for the Fall 2021 semester will open in early August. If you are interested in being paired with a Peer Success Coach for the fall 2021 semester, please fill out this INTEREST SURVEY so that we can reach out to let you know when the application opens. 

What 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 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
  • Weekly individual meetings (or more or less based on what works for you)
  • 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. 

Drop-in Program
  • Meet with any coach
  • Weekly office hours
  • 15- to 30-minute drop-in coaching sessions
  • No application
  • No semester-long commitment
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