Welcome Mason Colleagues!
If you have a student of concern within one or more of our focus areas, please fill out our referral form. A Success Coach will follow up with the student of concern within 24-48 business hours.
NOTE: If you are reporting a situation involving imminent threat of harm to self or others, please call GMU Police at 703.993.2810 or 911 first. This site is only monitored during our normal business hours, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and 8:00am to 5:00pm Friday.
School Community: fitting in, belonging, feeling connected to the institution, understanding expectations and rules
Commitment to Graduation: personal motivation for completing school
Career: recognizing the connection between graduation and career opportunities
Managing Commitments: successfully balancing school with competing priorities (family, work, etc.)
Finances: paying for school and managing personal finances
Well-being: getting adequate sleep, nutrition, exercise and stress management
Effectiveness: the ability to complete tasks and meet deadlines
Academics: reading, writing, test-taking, and study skills
Civic Engagement: service learning, volunteering, advocacy, and engaging with the local community
Success Coaching helps students transition to college, make the most of their student experience, and work through their own definition of success while at Mason.
A Success Coach helps students identify resources to enhance their Patriot experiences. Coaches work with students to help them develop and implement personal, career, and academic goals. We provide support and encouragement to help students continue writing their story while at Mason.
All incoming freshmen and transfer students are assigned a Success Coach. However, ALL Mason undergraduate students have access to a Success Coach and can make an appointment with the coach that corresponds with the first letter of their last name. Students can find their coach here.
Whenever you have a concern about a student in any of our focus areas and you would like someone from Mason to follow up with them, you can submit a referral to our office.
After the referral is submitted, an email will be populated to our main email address and the case will be forwarded to the appropriate Success Coach. The Success Coach will follow up with the student within 24-48 business hours.
Success Coaches can serve Mason faculty in many ways!
We are always happy to come present to your class or unit to talk about our services or conduct a workshop around one or more of our focus areas. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a presentation with the date, time, name of class/unit, the audience of the class/unit, and the topic you would like us to address.
Students find out about their coach in multiple ways:
Students who meet and engage with their Success Coach are more likely to…