Counselor Led, Academic Accountability Groups
Our Academic Accountability Groups are for ALL students (Fr, Soph, Jr, and Sr) below the university's GPA average (2.5) who want to learn how to make a 3.0 semester GPA more consistently.
Groups will consist of no more than 6 students and will meet for 50 minutes once a week for 15 weeks.
To be accepted into a group, counselors screen for students who:
1. are committed to changing their behaviors in order to do well in school
3. are okay with sharing how well they are doing keeping up with their study plan and the grades they are making
4. are willing to show up on time and every week for the group (we start the second week of school)
5. are appropriate for a group setting (ex: able to share and encourage others and not needing more individualized help)
The group has 2 main goals:
1. Help students who are below the average University’s undergraduate cumulative GPA, earn a 3.0 or higher semester GPA.
2. Help students keep themselves accountable to using the study formula, techniques, and sticking to the study plan we created.
Counselors will help the members in their group with time and stress management. They will also help the members of their group learn how to be more organized and how to use accountability techniques to help them stick to their goal.
How to apply for a spot:
You must have your class schedule finalized, before you can meet with a group leader. If you were suspended and let back in on appeal, please contact us after you finalize your schedule.
Look at the days and times being offered below and email the counselor that will be leading a group you want to join.
In your email you must:
1. Tell the group leader why you think being in an accountability group will help.
2. Give a list of all the days and times you will be able to meetbefore the first group meeting takes place.
3.Print the Accountability Group Contract, read it, and bring it with you to your first appointment. Everyone will have one pre-meeting before the group begins meeting.
The pre-meeting will put you on a waiting list for the group you want to join and does not imply acceptance into the group (We only have a limited number of spaces available.)
4. Include your W# in your email (Always do this when asking for help, so we know exactly who you are.)
When, Where, and Who:
The following is the list of the group leaders and what day and time they will meet.
The meetings will be held in Southeastern Hall and the room # will be announced upon acceptance into the group.
Day group will meet
Time group will meet
Current Status of the group
*This is a special probation intervention group for the following majors: CJ, SOC, and PSYC
Can being part of a group help me?
The great advantage of working in a group is that you not only can count on the expertise of the counselor who facilitates the group, but you also get to know other students who are going through similar issues as you. The group is able to give support and offer an environment where new behaviors are learned. People in a group begin to see they are not alone or entirely unique in their problems. Groups have been found to be very effective in helping people resolve difficult situations. Group members are challenged to learn new behaviors or skills that will help them reach their goals.
Can I trust that this group will be confidential?
If you are on academic probation, your Academic Dean, Department Head, or current Academic Advisor will want to know if you are in a group and if you are fully participating. This information will be shared with them, upon their request, for your benefit. All personal conversations within the group will not be shared with anyone outside of the group.
The staff is ethically committed to confidentiality and federal and state laws require
personal conversations to remain confidential. The issue of confidentiality is an
important one which is always addressed in the group immediately. Group members are
asked to make a commitment to protect each other by agreeing not to divulge details
which would identify you outside of group. While it is okay to share your own group
experience with friends or family, it is not okay to discuss other members in any
way. While our staff cannot provide you an absolute guarantee of confidentiality,
since we cannot control every group member, our experience shows that students really
respect each other’s privacy because they want their privacy respected as much as
Several issues do not remain confidential and are based on the issue of protection. If someone appears to be planning harm to self (suicide), harm to others (homicide) or is aware of children or elderly individuals who are being abused, the counselor is legally bound to break confidentiality in order to provide individuals the assistance they need.