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Student Success & Engagement (SSE) takes a holistic approach to supporting students through their individual transitions into university life. Our mission is to help students develop the skills needed to succeed in college and learn to utilize resources available in the campus community. Through a collaborative effort between the student, SSE staff, and peer coaches, SSE is a place where success becomes as individual as you.

because each student is somebody with a unique set of circumstances, sse offers five diverse programs, each with their own mission. this gives sse a wide range of opportunities to focus on the needs of individual students.

are you newly admitted to cmu and an sse program? you need to sign up for digital orientation, where you will be registered for classes and learn more about what cmu has to offer. 

general support

are you not in one of the sse programs lited below but think we would be a helpful resource? are you a faculty or staff member that would like to refer a student to sse for support? if so, please fill out the form linked below, and an sse staff member will reach out to discuss academic or personal support options. we are here to help!

student sucesss and engagement support request form

compass (previously pb) program

the compass program opens the door to cmu for students who exhibit high potential for completing a bachelor’s degree but whose academic record falls just short of cmu’s standard admission requirements. compass program participants take regular cmu courses while receiving extra academic support and one-on-one advising designed to help them successfully transition into college life during their first year. the compass program also helps students to develop learning strategies, navigate degree paths, understand college and personal finances, and set goals for their college experience.

compass/pb appointment (online)compass/pb peer coach appointment

*currently, success coaches are only available for online appointments. once in-person appointments are available again, that option will be restored.


goals program provides academic and personal assistance to mavericks that want to transition from a two-year associate degree program into a four-year baccalaureate degree program. this program gives you the skills, tools, and motivation to make sure the transition is successful.

goals appointment


trio - student support services serves first-generation students and/or students that meet low-income guidelines and/or students with documented disabilities. the program helps students achieve their academic potential through workshops, mentoring, academic advising, career counseling, financial planning, as well as professional and personal development. the funding source for trio is through a grant from the united states department of education.

trio appointment


the cosi program, or the colorado opportunity scholarship initiative, gives mavericks in financial need opportunities to pursue their college degree by providing scholarships. the program also couples tuition assistance with student support, which allows cmu to provide cosi scholarship recipients with success coaches to support them in their higher education careers. cosi is a program of the colorado department of higher education.

cosi appointment


the mentors are cmu professionals that assist students in several ways. this includes advocacy, negotiating faculty/student relationships, and supporting students through their college and life transitions. mentors help all students to develop as a "whole person" by connecting them to useful campus and community resources and support. the mentors also run the on-campus food and clothing bank for mavericks to utilize

mentor appointment 

contact information

location: lowell heiny hall, first floor

phone: 970.248.1340

toll free: 1.800.982.6372 (ext. 1340)