Your road to academic success


First Year Resilience Enhancement Program

Pilot Collaboration for 2016-2017

FASTrack (Foundations for Academic Success Track) is designed to help first year students transition from high school to college in a supportive environment.  FASTrack students benefit from smaller and enhanced classes, individualized advising and mentoring, and a community of supportive peers.

COPE (Counselor Education Clinic for Outreach and Personal Enrichment) offers counseling that taps into your human potential and builds upon your strengths.  The clinic works with children, adolescents, students and adults in a safe, nonjudgmental and confidential atmosphere where clients can express concerns to gain insight and make changes.

And now, another important building block in the foundation for success for our first year students…FASTrack and COPE will partner to offer our students an additional platform of support as they develop into healthy, successful young adults during their first year on campus.


Appointments for sessions are made by office manager Michelle Wallace.  You can reach the office by phone at (662) 915- 7197 or by email at and visit the website at

  • Counselors at COPE will offer FASTrack students individualized, one-hour sessions by appointment focusing primarily upon personal wellness enrichment and resilience enhancement.  Possible issues to be addressed in these sessions include:  stress and anxiety management, positive coping skills, positive communication techniques, transition and adjustment to college life, time management, sadness, grief and depression, anger management, attention deficit management, alcohol and drug use, eating disorders, etc.
  • Counselors at COPE will also offer FASTrack students personal wellness enrichment and resilience enhancement support groups during the fall semester. Likely topics or themes for these groups include:  Mindfulness and Stress Management, Transition to College Life, Time Management, Test Anxiety, Alcohol and Drug Use (Sober Living), Recruitment Adjustment, etc.
  • FASTrack students and parents will be introduced to the specialized services provided by COPE during summer orientation sessions.
  • All FASTrack sections of EDHE 105 will tour and receive relevant information on the specialized services provided them by COPE during the fall semester.


COPE is open Monday – Thursday from 12:00 to 5:00.  Appointments are also available during additional hours on an individual basis.

COPE is located at 850 Insight Park, Suite 163A, which is on the first floor of the building.

Insight Park is located on the South edge of the Ole Miss campus.  To reach the clinic from Hwy 6, take the Chucky Mullins Drive exit and turn left onto Hathorn Drive.  After passing the Ole Miss Softball and Soccer facilities, you will come to a traffic circle.  Take the second exit into Insight Park.  There is free parking for all using the COPE office behind and on the South side of the main building

To reach Insight Park via the campus bus service (OUT), use the Yellow Line that boards at the Student Union and disembark at the Hathorn/Campus Creek stop. Then walk south down Hathorn Road to the facility.

Appointments for sessions are made by office manager Michelle Wallace.  You can reach the office by phone at (662) 915- 7197 or by email at and visit the website at

Services provided to FASTrack students through the

FRESH MINDS program are free of charge!