The Mentor Program

The Mentor Program is designed to support students in their transition from high school, specifically first-year ALANA (African-American, Latin American, Asian-American, Native American) students, first-generation students, and students invited to Passport. 

A broad group of mentors can help define a truly exceptional academic experience for students. Administered by Academic Services and Learning Resources and the Office of Multicultural Education, groups of about five students are matched with a peer mentor for ongoing conversation, advice and friendship during their first year. 

The goals of the Mentor Program are to: 

  • Create an atmosphere that minimizes anxiety, promotes positive attitudes and stimulates a vibrant learning environment.
  • Provide a supportive relationship and sufficient feedback to enable you to make well-informed decisions.
  • Assist you in adjusting to the academic environment by helping you to develop a strong identity as a scholar. 
  • Establish relationships with the institutions, faculty, staff, peers and the community.
  • Provide information concerning academic policies, procedures and programs.