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 and career goals.
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 their unique challenges and develop an action plan to improve academic performance and return to good academic standing.
Any student on academic probation can inquire about participating in 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 an undergraduate peer mentor for weekly 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!
Students interested in participating in SOS in Spring 2019 should speak with their Academic Advisor or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about their eligibility for 49er Rebound or the SOS Peer Mentoring program in Spring 2019.
The Students Obtaining Success Program has been awarded International Mentor Training Program Certification by the College Reading and Learning Association (Levels I & II).