Are you interested in specific assistance to maintain your academic standards or build a relationship for future growth? You are in the right place!

The Academic Mentoring Program was designed to further assist students in a more personal method. 

Purpose and Philosophy

The purpose of the program is to provide students with an employment opportunity to obtain and maintain high academic standing and gain professional skills through the building of a relationship with a faculty/staff member for support of personal, professional, and academic growth.

Eligibility criteria:

  • 2.75 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Extensive high school & community involvement
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Successful interview

Selection and Matching of Students with Departments

For the students to get the most out of a mentoring relationship, the program attempts to match students with mentors in the department which carries their major. Each department will exercise appropriate judgment regarding employment duties and guidance of their students; however, there are specific mentee needs associated with the placement. The goal of the program is to retain students and assist them as they work towards graduation. Therefore, the program is relying on the department mentors for frontline assistance and monitoring of the students and their success.

Mentoring Program Application

Educational Access Programs enhance the quality of the educational experience for students from underrepresented populations through programs, services, advocacy, and referral to appropriate resources.

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