Student Success Leaders

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Student Success Leaders (SSLs) are peer mentors that work one-on-one with students, aiding in their overall academic, social and professional success.

Their main responsibilities are as follows:

  1. Help mentees to establish positive, personal relationships with their peers, instructors, as well as other community professionals.
  2. Help mentees to obtain/maintain short and long term academic goal as well as to obtain effective life skills.
  3. Assist mentees in accessing academic and college resources.
  4. Assist students in developing appropriate interpersonal, study, and goal setting skills.
  5. Enhance mentee’s ability to interact comfortably and productively with people/groups from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

What do Success Leaders Do?

Student Success Leaders are trained to assist their peers in the following areas:

-People Skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Sensitivity


  • Conflict Management Skills
  • Decision Making/Problem Solving

-Academic Excellence Skills

  • Goal Setting Skills (S.M.A.R.T Goals) Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely
  • Time Management
  • Effective study skills based on learning styles and study techniques that promote effective test preparation, developing different types of study guides, and mastering lectures.

-Using Campus Resources

  • Academic Skills Center
  • Pearce Communication Lab
  • Math Lab
  • Victims Advocate
  • Center for Multicultural and Community Resources
  • Counseling Services


If you know a student who could benefit from a Student Success Leader contact Chanté Clarkson for more information: