The Academic Resource Center (ARC) exists to help create the conditions that will empower all students to reach their full academic potential, and access the transformative power of education in an inclusive and equitable environment. The ARC takes a proactive, skills-based approach to academic engagement by directly providing academic coaching services, workshops, accountability groups, peer tutoring, and peer consultations for non-native English speakers. The ARC supports graduate students in developing time management skills, effective reading strategies, and metacognitive approaches to learning. Students consult with the ARC to learn how to apply their individual learning styles to the demands of graduate study, set goals for long-term projects, customize their semester if they are returning from leave, find and connect to support opportunities with instructors and courses, and develop habits to improve their academic lives and ensure balance.