Academic Success Coaches and Student Success Trainers in the Effort Support Department serve as the major enthusiasts, motivators, and supporters for freshman students. The Effort Department Staff provides directed professional mentorship, leadership and guidance to an assigned group of first year students and coach first year students into becoming successful college students. Again, as members of the Benedict College Association of Academics, Individual and Team Recognition for student academic effort and appropriate non academic effort will give students and Teams opportunities to compete for the first place recognition.