Relationship-Building and Social Transition to the Campus Community.
The JumpStart Mentoring Program connects first- and second-year students with peer and faculty/staff mentors and other advocates of the campus community who can help navigate the often-bumpy social transition to college life.
Open to all students, the program focuses on students from underrepresented, first-generation, and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Also, minority groups, such as African American, Native American, Asian and/or Latinx students, often feel like they don’t belong. This mentor program aims to provide opportunities to help establish relationships with other students and faculty and staff in order to bridge that gap.
Students enrolled in the program will regularly meet one-on-one with their peer mentors, and at least twice with the faculty/staff senior mentors, during the semester.
Throughout the year, the mentees will complete various modules designed to connect them with critical campus resources and programs. In addition, they’ll have the opportunity to further develop and enhance their leadership and soft skills, career readiness, and overall academic success.
The campus is now accepting applicants for the new JumpStart mentoring program. Funded by the University’s Equal Opportunity Planning Committee (EOPC).
For more information on joining the JumpStart mentoring program, contact Dharti Ray at 570-963-2685 or [email protected].
JumpStart mentors are here to help new students acclimate to college life. If you are interested in mentoring and want to help students transition to life on campus, let us know.
For more information on becoming a mentor in the JumpStart program, contact Dharti Ray at 570-963-2685 or [email protected].
“The program provides students with more of that one-on-one attention that our campus already does very well. It will really help further promote that welcoming environment we strive for here."
—Dharti Ray, coordinator of co-curricular programs, Penn State Scranton