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.

Spring 2021

The Student Success Advisors will be available to faculty, staff, and students throughout the spring 2021 semester.  We are committed to providing high-impact assistance and support to all members of the ECS community while doing what we can to ensure the health and safety of all individuals.  

The Success Advising Team will be available for a limited number of in-person meetings, with a majority of meetings being held virtually. 

Feel free to also join your peers in the Virtual Lounge Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.

Connecting with the Success Advising Team:

  • You can always schedule an appointment with your Success Advisor via Orange Success (instructions below, or watch the first part of this video):
    • Meetings will be through Zoom and details will be provided in your Orange Success appointment confirmation email.
    • Success Advisors have adjusted their hours one day/week to accommodate students in different time zones.  This will be reflected in their Orange Success availability.
    • 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)
  • If you have a quick question, someone will be available in Link 121 (Monday-Thursday 9am-4pm) or virtually in the Success Advising Virtual Front Desk (Monday-Friday 9am-4pm) to assist.  
    • If you prefer to drop-in with your Success Advisor, you may do so at the times listed below.
  • Upon entering Link 121, please do the following:
    • Ensure your mask is covering your nose and mouth
    • Use hand sanitizer that is provided
    • Complete the survey using the QR code provided (every time, no matter the reason for coming to Link 121)
    • Maintain physical distancing – 6’ between you and others
    • “Grab and Go” – no more than 4 people can be in Link 121 at any time


Sarah Mack



On Campus – Mondays

Virtual Drop In Hours – Tuesdays, Fridays 7am-8:30am EST

Wednesdays 2-4pm EST


Gabriela Bermudez

Success Advisor


On Campus – Wednesdays

Virtual Drop In Hours – Tuesdays, Thursdays 12-1pm EST

Fridays 4-5pm EST


Malea Perkins

Success Advisor

On Campus – Thursdays

Virtual Drop In Hours – Wednesdays, Fridays 11:30am-12:30pm EST


Derek Pooley

Success Advisor

On Campus – Tuesdays

Virtual Drop In Hours – Mondays 3:30-5pm EST

Tuesdays 2pm-3:30pm EST

Thursdays 2pm-3:30pm EST


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