About The Program

CoachLink is a unique, cutting-edge program started in 2010 with contributions from the Austin Frazier Memorial Fund. CoachLink has been so successful that it has become one of EMU’s primary student success programs.  It continues to be dedicated to helping students with existing personal and academic issues like stress, academic success, time management, depression, anxiety, ADHD, or just general struggles with their moods or concentration.   All students on campus need support during their transition from home to college and CoachLink can help provide this support in a healthy and positive way.

CoachLink will pair each involved undergraduate student with a professional staff member to guide, mentor, help them connect with campus services and regularly check in. This extra layer of personalized support to foster healthy adjustment to college is often missing for students facing the challenges of stress, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and the “hidden curriculum” and can greatly impact their college success.

CoachLink is coordinated out of the Student Life office and is overseen by the Associate Dean of Students, who works closely with academic success staff such as First Year Advisors, the Academic Success Center, the Registrar as well as Counseling Services and other wellness initaitives within Student Life. .

Austin Frazier

Austin FrazierAustin Frazier, who suffered from ADHD and bi-polar disorder, took his life on Oct. 7, 2009. He was a junior majoring in psychology at James Madison University.

When their son died, Bibb and Dolly Frazier openly shared Austin’s struggles with ADHD and Bi-Polar disorder.

They created the Austin Frazier Memorial Fund, focused on prevention programming on campuses, like CoachLink, in honor of their beloved son.

Learn more about Austin and the Memorial Fund

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