Discover Your Island

Peer Mentoring


Welcome First-Year Islanders:

Because the transition of living away from home, registering for classes,  finding a job and completing assignments on time can seem overwhelming, the  Center for Academic Student Achievement (CASA) assigns a personal Islander  Success Advocate (ISA) to all first-year students.

The Islander Success Advocates are academically successful upper-division and graduate  students who are trained to provide academic assistance to all first-year  students. Success Advocates focus on connecting with incoming first-year students by  addressing both the academic and social needs of each student.

Success Advocates reach out to students either by email, phone calls, class  presentations, and "meet 'n greets" to discuss CASA's academic services such as  one-on-one tutoring, Supplemental Instruction (SI), Success Strategies Workshops, and other valuable insight about the university. 

Islander Success Advocates aim to help all first-year students to make a smooth  transition to ensure academic success.

CASA's Islander Success Advocates are located in the Glasscock Student Success Center (GSSC) 121A and can also be reached at 361-825-5933.