Build connections with students as you work with them to develop their skills and
build on their strengths. Success Coaches attend a training before being assigned
students, and will have access to online resources through the Success Coaching Canvas
shell after training is completed.
Have an upperclassman with unmet financial need? The Jimmy A. Payne Foundation has
generously provided The University of Southern Mississippi with funds to award gap
scholarships to junior and senior students navigating financial hardship so that they
can stay enrolled and persist towards graduation.
Learn how to refer a student
Southern Miss faculty and instructors, are you canceling class or looking for a success skills presentation for your class? Good news, we have an APP for that!
The Center for Student Success is offering the Absent Professor Program (APP) to professors
who would like to use some or all of their class time for a success presentation.
A representative from CSS can be requested to present an academic success topic in
your absence or during a designated lecture for your class.
Have a student who needs help with finances, academics, mental health, disability
accommodations or other area outside your purview? Here's a list of common student
problems and the offices best equipped to handle them.
The Campus Action Referral and Evaluation System (CARES) includes a team of campus professionals who quickly connect students to resources that address student concerns related to both academics and health, including, but not limited to:
- family difficulties
- stress management
- mental health concerns
- Code of Conduct violations
- Title IX issues
- Clery Act related issues
- issues of academic integrity (e.g. plagiarism)