Peer Success Coaching helps new students build connections during pandemic

UIC’s new Peer Success Coaching program provides new students the opportunity to connect with upperclass students to assist them with the transition to college and help them feel part of the UIC community during the pandemic, when many students are taking classes online.  The program is supported by a grant from the Chicago Education Equity COVID-19 Response Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation.

“The Peer Success Coaching program provides one way to connect with the campus and talk to someone who has gone through a few years at UIC sharing their experiences with their peers — what has worked for them, their successes and their stories,” said Nikos Varelas, vice provost for undergraduate affairs and academic programs.

To join the program, which launched this semester, make an appointment online.