The Mentoring Program provides the opportunity for first-time entering and transfer freshmen to be connected with peer success advisors and professional mentors to help ease the transition into college.
Students can rely on mentors to answer questions regarding the university and guidance to resources for academic support.
Students participate in numerous relationship building activities and academic workshops throughout the year. The program provides opportunities for both formal and informal mentor relationships among SSSI participants.
Peer Success Advisors (Mentors)
Upper class UALR students who excel academically and exemplify strong leadership skills are encouraged to become peer-to-peer mentors to SSSI participants.
In addition to mentoring responsibilities, peer success advisors gain valuable experience by participating in numerous leadership trainings and working directly with staff to develop an interactive, educational experience for incoming freshmen.
Professional Mentors are faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the university who serve as role models, a resource, and professional contact for SSSI students.
The initiative seeks to foster strong relationships among first-time entering students (freshmen and transfer students), sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and the campus community.
University administrators and faculty members who participate interact with participants several times each semester.
If you would like to become a Professional Mentor, please contact Amber Smith.