Student Success Center

Success Coaching

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At the heart of the Student Success Center is two core beliefs:

1.Every student can thrive at Xavier.

2.There are as many definitions of student success as there are Musketeers.

The Student Success Center partners with students as they transition to and through college. Using a holistic, individualized approach grounded in our Jesuit value of Cura Personalis, the Student Success Center coaches and connects students to resources and collaborates with campus partners to ensure every student has the tools to reach their goals. We create space for students to ask for help, to make mistakes, and to figure out a plan to get back on track. Our support takes different forms, tailored to the individual student and includes things like:

  • Discussing time management tools & referrals to tutoring
  • Sharing tips on how to navigate the course registration system
  • Celebrating a student's accomplishments or milestones
  • Responding to faculty concerns about a student's progress
  • Tackling financial aid questions including sharing opportunities to assist with college expenses

Our work involves removing barriers and helping students identify a constellation of supports (Felton & Lambert, 2020) so that they experience Xavier as a place where they can thrive.

Get in Touch

You can schedule an appointment online or email your coach with questions. Coaches will outreach to their students throughout the semester to schedule appointments through campaigns, but students are always welcome to email or call if they need help.

You can also connect with us on Instagram at @xustudentsuccess.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is success coaching?

Success coaching is the process of supporting Musketeers. Coaches can lend a hand during every step of your college experience, while you develop the potential within yourself to succeed.

True to Xavier's Jesuit-inspired approach of caring for the whole person, body, mind and spirit, our proactive approach to success coaching provides holistic support and builds meaningful relationships between students and university faculty and staff.

It's a relationship that begins before you arrive. That means we'll reach out to you! Every first-year Musketeer receives a letter about their Success Team and how coaches are at the ready to lend support from day one.

How is success coaching relevant?

Students come to college with varying degrees of self-efficacy and problem-solving skills. Coaching provides the tools to help you prepare for college life, life after graduation and a professional career. Coaching encourages you to understand your personal strengths and weaknesses, recognize patterns of behavior, reflect critically on decisions and make deliberate choices that support your best interests.

What can success coaching do for me?

Feel free to call or email your success coach with any questions or concerns. Attending college is all about challenges and changes. Through coaching, students develop self-sufficiency and academic confidence, while facing issues like homesickness and "not fitting in." Your coach can provide you with information to keep your college career on track.