SUCCESS at Greenfield Community College

About the Program:

SUCCESS at Greenfield Community College (GCC) provides students with advising, coaching, and peer mentoring. Success coaching emphasizes relationship-building, proactive outreach, consistent follow-up, and use of existing resources. By engaging with SUCCESS services at GCC, students will develop an intentional and personalized academic plan; set priorities based on their capacity, goals, and values; navigate GCC policies, expectations, and technology to engage with the institution; develop a sense of agency and ownership of their educational experience; and feel that they belong in the GCC community.

SUCCESS services are offered through the Advising Center. Eligible students are identified at the time of enrollment and automatically enrolled in SUCCESS. By design, students are not made aware that they have been identified as eligible for SUCCESS services. Students are encouraged to engage with SUCCESS services at GCC through consistent and targeted outreach. They continue to receive services until they earn their degree or certificate. Students are also supported by financial aid, wellness services, peer tutoring, career services, and all other student services available at the college.

Student Eligibility

Students who are eligible for SUCCESS services at GCC include:

  • First-time Students
  • Continuing Students
  • Part-time Students
  • Full-time Students
  • English language learners
  • Students placing into developmental English and/or mathematics

Cohort Focus Population

In line with the legislative intent to improve outcomes for the most vulnerable student populations, the following student populations are actively recruited for SUCCESS services at GCC:

  • Economically disadvantaged students
  • First-generation college students
  • Minoritized students (i.e., Hispanic or Latino, Black or African American, Cape Verdean, Asian, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and multi-racial students)
  • Students with disabilities

Support Services

The following supports are available to SUCCESS students at GCC:


Academic Advising

Case Management

Community Events





Student Planning

Support Network

SUCCESS services at GCC are supported by four SUCCESS coaches, one program coordinator, and eleven peer mentors.

SUCCESS receives funding through the Massachusetts legislature and is supported by the 15 state community colleges, the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges (MACC), the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE), and the SUCCESS Leadership and Coordinating Committees.