Student Success Specialists

The Student Success Program is designed to promote academic achievement for students with a cumulative GPA at or below a 2.5 with special attention paid to students with a semester GPA below 2.0.

Other targeted cohorts may include undeclared freshman, struggling sophomores, or any student on academic probation. The Success Specialists work to increase active participation, engagement, and commitment to the institution with the goal of improving retention of the targeted group. The Success Specialists are responsible for aiding students in the development and implementation of a retention plan to assist students in progressing towards degree completion.

Mission Principles

  • Academically engaging students
  • Connecting students with appropriate resources to foster success
  • Orienting students towards a college or academic department
  • Orienting students towards career aspirations
  • Giving students a deeper understanding of self and others
  • Giving students a deeper understanding of a college education


Success Specialists are assigned by the college in which the students are enrolled. For example, if you are an Undeclared Student your Success Specialist would be the Undeclared Success Specialist, Laura Davis.


No, it is not required for graduation but it is strongly recommended to help ensure that you achieve academic success.

If you choose not to participate, you will still have the opportunity to utilize the services being offered by the Success Specialists.

For clarification, visit Bloomsburg University’s policy on Undergraduate Academic Retention Standards

NO, the Student Success Program is an additional service to meeting with your Academic Advisor. It is very important that you meet with your Academic Advisor throughout your time here as a student.

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