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About The Discovery Program

The Discovery Program, managed out of The Department for Student Transition and Success, is a student-centered service that offers peer-to-peer success coaching. It aims to create opportunities for students to enhance the quality of their undergraduate experience, and encourages students to seek the vast resources available on campus to aid in their holistic development. Discovery Peer Success Coaches assist students in developing effective strategies in areas such as: study skills, time management, and note-taking skills. They encourage students at all levels to explore and utilize the services available to them across campus, including but not limited to: the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development, The Speaking Center, The Undergradaute Research Center, The Writing Center, Undergraduate Academic Advising Offices, Tutorial Services, etc.  They also serve as a resource to promote the experiential learning opportunities offered by The Center for Civic Engagement, International Education and Global Initiatives, the National Student Exchange (NSE), etc.  

To schedule an appointment with a Discovery Staff member, view your Student Success Network available on Starfish.


What are Discovery’s Core Services?

  • Success Coaching. Our Peer Success Coaches facilitate success coaching on topics such as note taking and study skills, connecting with academic support resources across campus, organizational and time management skills, how to navigate the systems at Binghamton such as Starfish, College Scheduler, BU Brain, etc.
  • Supplemental Instruction. Supplemental Instruction is facilitated group study by undergraduate students (SIs) who have previously taken the course and excelled in academically. We arrange for SIs to be available to aid in academic success for classes that students traditionally find challenging. With the instructor’s permission, the SIs sit in on the course that which they are providing supplemental instruction for, and provide a collaborative study group environment on a weekly basis. They also coordinate review sessions around exam times


Last Updated: 3/13/20