Student Success focuses on programs to support students who are experiencing academic difficulty, especially those who are on academic probation or reinstated from academic suspension. Student Success can help students identify strengths, develop academic and personal strategies to be successful, and connect with appropriate campus resources. A primary initiative of Student Success is the Students Obtaining Success (SOS) peer mentoring program. The main focus of SOS is to help students succeed and achieve their educational goals.
SOS is fully enrolled for Spring 2017. Enrollment for Fall 2017 will take place at the end of the Spring 2017 semester and over the Summer.
Students Obtaining Success (SOS) is a peer mentoring program for students on academic probation at UNC Charlotte. We realize that unsatisfactory academic performance can have many different contributing factors. The SOS program is designed to help students identify those reasons and develop an action plan to improve academic performance and return to good academic standing.
Any student on academic probation may sign up for the SOS program but priority is granted to students participating in 49er Rebound. Space is limited and varies by semester. Participants will identify strengths and causes for academic difficulty. Each participant is assigned a peer mentor for support and guidance. The program will last for one semester and is individualized - it is tailored to help students with specific needs and issues. Participants must commit to meeting WEEKLY with a peer mentor and work with us to create and follow a personal Action Plan to help return to good academic standing. Participation in SOS is voluntary and FREE!
The Students Obtaining Success Program has been awarded International Mentor Training Program Certification by the College Reading and Learning Association (Levels I & II).