Building Relationships to Bolster Retention

Our Student Success Coordinators want you to excel throughout your academic journey!

West Texas A&M University is the recipient of a Strengthening Institutions Program, Title III-A grant from the Department of Education, Office of Post-secondary Education to support its commitment to undergraduate student success, retention, and degree completion.

The five-year grant will provide support coaching of first- and second-year students, including first-generation and minority student populations, by full-time Student Success Coordinators and assist with the collaboration and expansion of student support offerings. Each of the University’s five colleges and one school have a college-specific Student Success Coordinator who can support their college's specific retention needs.

The BR2BR foundational element is the individualized coaching of students. Numerous student support services exist on campus, online, and around our community. Coordinators will assist students in navigating academic and non-academic resources on campus and serve as a liaison connecting students with the support services that will satisfy their needs.

What Is Coaching?

Please visit our Student Success Coordinators page and the "What Is Coaching..." PDF for more details about our services.

Does Coaching Work?

Yes! A recent multivariate analysis of the 2016 cohort of freshman and sophomore data pulled from WTAMU's student database and advising systems shows that students who received at least 1 coaching session during the 2016-2017 academic year had a 20.7% higher rate of returning to WT in the fall of 2017 (retention) over their non-coached counterparts (2018). As more students take advantage of this service, we expect to see even greater results!

"We are committed to a sharpened focus on success, persistence, and graduation and
to help all students accomplish their academic, personal, and professional goals."

Could you use a little guidance in order to reach your goals?

Do you know a first- or second-year student that needs support in order to achieve her or his goals?

For more information or to schedule a meet and greet, contact your Student Success Coordinator or use the form below.

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Please fill out the BR2BR, I need help with... Form so that we may assist you with whatever areas you need help with.

The contents of this web page were developed under a grant from the Department of Education which do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.