Peer Coach Program

Peer Coaches are students just like you who are here to encourage, mentor, and motivate you to be successful. Their help is free and available to students enrolled in developmental classes and Foundation Seminar classes.

Working closely with Foundation Seminar and developmental education class instructors, as well as Learning Center staff, these promising students act as role models to students who need support in their transition into the academic environment.

Peer Coach Locations
Peer Coaches are available to share their motivational success tips and strategies in BH 209 or the Learning Center. Check their office locations for office hours and contact information.

Peer Coach Qualifications/Requirements

  • Must be a currently enrolled ECC student
  • Must have a 2.75 cumulative ECC GPA
  • Must have general office skills, excellent communication skills, the ability to work independently, and the ability to handle several duties simultaneously
  • Must be motivated, be able to work as a team, and possess good customer service skills
  • Must have experience with Microsoft Office programs
  • Must be in good standing with the College at the time of selection and throughout the duration of employment with ECC
  • Must be knowledgeable about ECC student services
  • Proven leadership ability and public speaking experience is preferred but not required

Peer Coach Program Objectives

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of campus resources for Peer Coaches, first-year students, and students in developmental classes
  • Provide opportunities for meaningful interactions between faculty, staff, students, and Peer Coaches
  • Increase sense of belonging to the institution for Peer Coaches, first-year students, and students in developmental classes
  • Increase student satisfaction with the institution for Peer Coaches, first-year students, and students in developmental classes
  • Increase goal setting and attainment among Peer Coaches, first-year students, and students in developmental classes
  • Develop Peer Coaches’ interpersonal communication, organization, time management, presentation, written communication, and leadership skills
  • Develop first-year students’ and students in developmental classes’ communication, organization, time management, and study skills
  • Increase semester-to-semester persistence, year-to-year retention, and East Central cumulative GPA of Peer coaches, first-year students, and students in developmental classes