Student Success Advising

About Student Success Advising

As a member of your Advising Team, your Student Success Advisor is your resource for success in ECS.  We provide ongoing assistance through regular meetings and programming to support your transition to college and overall student experience, provide strategies for academic and personal success, connect you with resources, and monitor your academic progress through Orange Success, the campus-wide advising tool.  

The Student Success Advising program also coordinates the Route 44 Program in ECS, which promotes student engagement with their Advising Team, as well as their overall journey in ECS.  Our motto: Destination = Graduation.

Connecting with the Success Advising Team:

  • Current Students: You can always schedule an appointment with your Success Advisor via Orange Success (instructions below, or watch the first part of the tutorial video:
    • Scheduling through Orange Success:
    • Log into Orange Success via MySlice
    • Select “My Success Network”
    • Click “Schedule an Appointment” on the right side of their name
    • Pick a time that works best with your schedule
    • At the time of your appointment, follow the instructions in your confirmation email from Orange Success (which may have gone to your spam)
  • New Students:
    • You can email your Success Advisor to schedule a virtual appointment during the summer, their email addresses are listed below.
    • You can visit your Success Advisors’ virtual drop-in hours during the times listed below.
    • If you do not know who your Success Advisor is, please email [email protected] for assistance.

Sarah Mack


[email protected]

Wednesdays (July 14-August 18) 2-4pm EST
Zoom ID: 847 349 9204

Gabriela Bermudez

Success Advisor

[email protected]

Tuesdays (July 6-August 17) 11am-noon EST
Zoom ID: 935 287 02716

Malea Perkins

Success Advisor

 [email protected]

Thursdays (July 8-August 19) 10am-Noon EST
Zoom ID: 587 400 1263

Derek Pooley

Success Advisor

[email protected]

Tuesdays (July 8-August 19) 3:30-4:30pm EST
Zoom ID: 638 831 3663

Advising Initiative

  • Advising Initiative
  • Student Connections 

    • First and second year students meet regularly with their Success Advisor to establish a strong foundation for success during college.  These meetings cover goal setting, creating a plan for achieving those goals, address potential barriers to success, and provide strategies and skill development for success.
    • Students on academic probation meet with their Success Advisor as part of our Academic Recovery Initiative to identify barriers to academic success, strategies and resources for improving academic performance, and ongoing encouragement to stay on track
    • All students are encouraged to stay connected with their Success Advisor for ongoing support and encouragement.
    • The Success Advisors work closely with the ECS Living Learning Community in Shaw Hall.


    Monitoring Progress through Orange Success

    • Success Advisors monitor students’ progress through Orange Success and encourage students to meet with them if they have flags or other concerns in their courses


    Success Strategy Workshops

    • Collaboration with ECS 101 Faculty: Success Advisors collaborate with the faculty who teach ECS 101 to implement success outcomes during the first semester as part of the course
    • Classroom Workshops: Faculty may request a Success Strategies workshop for their class.  These workshops can be done either during a scheduled class time, or as an out-of-class assignment.  Faculty who are interested in this opportunity should submit this request form as early as possible.
    • Stand Alone success workshops are open to the College throughout the academic year

    Social and Wellness Programming

    • The Success Advising Program, with the assistance of the Student Success Peer Leaders, facilitate regular activities which promote community building in ECS.  Examples of what has been done in the past include game nights, DIY craft nights, ice skating, and a trip to a Syracuse Crunch hockey game.
    • Overall wellness is important to a students’ success in college.  The Success Advisors coordinate weekly Wellness Wednesday programming, as well as De-Stress Fest each semester.

    Collaboration with Campus Partners