Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Student Success Program Highlight - Student Mentoring Program

Student Success Program Highlight: University of Pittsburg at Greensburg's Commuter Mentors Program

Recently, I discovered the University of Pittsburg at Greensburg's Commuter Mentors program. Now, this is a neat program!

The program is focused on their large commuter population (over 65%)! Their goal is for all students who commute to become familiar with the various resources that are available and to also become familiar with the Pitt-Greensburg community.

In this program, all participants (first-year and new transfer students) are assigned a Commuter Mentor (who is assigned to 20 mentees). Each mentee participant receives a picture of their mentor, a biography, and a letter in the mail introducing the program. Interested in a specific student success topic or do you need a speaker for an upcoming conference? Contact me via direct message on Twitter or join our Student Success Communication and Technology Institute on Facebook!

Training Information
The mentors participate in a one-day training at the beginning of the fall semester. The mentors receive a $100 stipend for their  participation in the experience and a meal credit on their ID. This is great for mentoring  students to use for their mentoring events (lunch, dinner, coffee, etc.).

Here are the rest of their commuter mentor resources.

My Reaction
This sounds like an amazing mentor program that colleges and universities should definitely take under consideration. YES!!!

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Dr. Jennifer T. Edwards
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