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Student Success Assistants

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the Student Success Assistants?

Bright, upper-class students who have had considerable success at the University (in their course work as well as in extracurricular activities) and who are eager to assist SSS freshmen in getting off to the best possible start.

What is their purpose?

To complement the efforts of the Special Support Services (SSS) professional staff, Student Success Assistants (SSAs) provide assistance and guidance to first-year students in making a successful adjustment to UNCG

What is the goal of the Student Success Assistant Program?

To enhance the retention rate of SSS freshmen by forming a positive and informative peer relationship

What are some Topics Discussed with freshmen?

  • Building a positive relationship with a roommate
  • Prioritizing time for study and other activities
  • Minimizing homesickness
  • Saving money on school supplies
  • Making new friends
  • The UNCG culture
  • Capitalizing on strengths
  • University resources
  • Communicating with faculty
  • Managing stress
  • Boyfriend/girlfriend relationships

How can I become a Student Success Assistant?

Contact L. Sharisse Robinson for more information. If you are interested in applying for an SSA position, click here for an SSA application.

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