Student Success Coaches
During a student’s freshmen year, they will be paired with a First Year Success Coach, whom may also provide academic advising. First Year Success Coaches focus on equipping students to develop a holistic support system through various programs and services; the aim of which is to engage students and increase their ability to be successful at HBU and beyond
During the second year of college students struggle to balance new personal and academic challenges. A student's second year of college is a critical one, where they will typically determine a major of study, choose and solidify friendships, and face the realization that they are halfway through their college career. This is a phase in which our Second Year Success Coach can help students avoid the "Sophomore Slump" by connecting them with the necessary resources to overcome the challenges that may detour their success.
Perhaps this is not a student’s first college experience, but they are coming to HBU for the first time as a transfer student. There is a Success Coach for them as well. Through a variety of initiatives, our Transfer Success Coach will help transfer students get connected to campus and to adjust to their new life as a Husky.
Higher education presents unique challenges to First Generation Students. The First Generation Success Program serves as a caring community where identified first-generation (Gen 1) students find a genuine sense of belonging. This program is intentional in providing students with the knowledge, resources, and support systems they will need to thrive at HBU, to succeed at HBU, and persist to graduation