Frequently Asked Questions
How does the STEP Program benefit students?
Students who become involved in campus activities and utilize academic support services have higher chances of staying in and completing a degree or program. Yet when students enter college, they often lack the tools, resources, motivation, and support needed to be successful. Furthermore, when students feel uneasy about their skill level, they may be hesitant to seek help from their instructors. STEP Leaders fill in these gaps in knowledge and social support. The one-on-one or group consultations offered by STEP Leaders provide a stress-free, low-stakes setting for students to practice and apply course material, while building social capital. The effect of this personalized academic coaching and peer mentorship is an increase in student success, retention, and persistence.