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Academic and Personal Support Programs

Freshman Grade Monitoring

  • Freshman grades are monitored throughout the student's first two semesters.
  • Freshmen are connected with resources to improve their academics, which include:
    • Study Skills
    • Tutoring
    • Career Exploration
    • Advising

Mentor Program

The Freshman Mentors Program is a resource where new students are assigned a faculty or staff mentor. First year students are assigned many supportive University community members including an academic advisor, resident assistant, orientation team leader, faculty advisor and a resident director to name a few.

  • The Freshman Mentor Program provides a unique opportunity for new students to have someone to talk to, to hang out with or to just vent.
  • The Mentors in this program are qualified University employees who are genuinely interested in the welfare of our students and have that added ingredient that makes them particularly accessible.
  • Mentors coordinate study breaks, informal outings and other social events made available to their mentor group.
  • The mentors are available to our students in many ways to help them through that first year of college. 
  • A group of 30 to 40 first year students are assigned to their mentor during the week of Freshman Orientation.

If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, contact the Office of Freshman Development.