Ensuring your collegiate success at Adelphi.
Mentoring Program Mission & Goals
The Adelphi University Mentoring Program promotes unwavering support of student success and persistence toward graduation. With an emphasis on reaching first-year students who may need help adjusting to the academic and social demands of college, the program promotes leadership skills, goal setting, financial literacy, character-building and career skills. Our approach is student-centered, focusing on the unique needs of each mentee through one-to-one working relationships with trained mentors from the University’s faculty and staff.
- Reach students as early as possible to provide a foundation for success and a path to graduation. Encourage participation by first-year students—particularly students of color, students who are the first in their family to attend college, veterans and LGBTQIA+ students.
- Enhance students’ academic, social and personal development and build leadership skills.
- Prepare students to thrive in their careers and as engaged citizens.
Who We Serve
This program is open to all students, but ideally, it is for those within their first year. The program was designed to serve the following populations:
Students of Color
Traditionally underserved students with the desire for a sense of belonging and comfort will have the opportunity to explore all diversity, social and academic concerns with their mentor.
Students will be paired in a group model to discuss LGBTQIA+ matters in a safe space. Students are paired with mentors who are well equipped to help them navigate the college experience through a series of group discussions, events and activities in support of LGBTQIA+ students. All mentors are Safe Zone trained.
The College of Professional and Continuing Studies, the Office of Academic Services and Retention and the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging have collaborated to serve Veteran students in the Mentoring Program.
Adelphi University is a Yellow Ribbon Program School, which fully embraces and supports Veterans who have proudly served our Country. We’ve been ranked by the U.S. News and World Report as one of the Best Colleges for Veterans. In fact, we are ranked No. 124 in the country in the publication’s most recent listing. This fact; coupled with the knowledge that mentoring relationships ensure that students have a sense of belonging, comfort and access, undoubtedly impacts student retention and success.
We are dedicated to quality programming which meets the needs of Veterans and their families, and an enhanced Veterans Resource Center.
Students who are the first in their families to attend college will be able to share within a 1-to-1 model any concerns with mentors and their peers. Well-adjusted and supported first-generation students are likely to complete college when given the opportunity to address distinct challenges faced.
Discipline-Specific Mentoring Opportunities
Mentoring Future Psychologists Program
The Mentoring Future Psychologists (MFP) Program program in the Derner School of Psychology provides historically excluded students, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), first-generation, low-income, LGBTQIA+, and/or students with intersectional identities with guidance and mentorship from PhD students in Clinical Psychology. This mentorship program aims to improve the recruitment and retention of students who identify as part of a historically underrepresented group in graduate programs within psychology and/or psychology-related careers through culturally responsive mentoring.
Peer Mentoring Program: Nursing & Public Health
This mentoring program for students in the healthcare field is designed to provide the opportunity for nursing students to seek and gain guidance as they develop academically, personally and professionally through the support of their peers. This program is created to enhance an overall positive collegiate experience. Through a structured application process, the program will match students with qualified student mentors. All participants will have opportunities to engage in diverse group activities that foster cognitive and psychosocial development.
Peer Mentoring Program: Communication Sciences & Disorders
This mentoring program for CSD students is designed to provide the opportunity for Communication Sciences and Disorders students to seek and gain guidance as they develop academically, personally and professionally through the support of their peers. This program is created to enhance an overall positive collegiate experience. Through a structured application process, the program will match students with qualified student mentors. All participants will have opportunities to engage in diverse group activities that foster cognitive and psychosocial development
Many successes can result from the Adelphi University Mentoring Program. To have a more fulfilling and rewarding experience, you must meet the following expectations:
- Mentors and mentees must complete an application. You are also required to complete an initial interview and training. You must also attend regularly scheduled conversations/trainings with the director.
- On a voluntary basis, mentors and mentees must serve in the program for a minimum of one year and for as long as your mentee is a part of the program. In rare instances, and on a case-by-case basis, mentees may request a change of mentor in an effort to find a more suitable match. The director must approve this change.
- Mentors and mentees are expected to attend group activities and remain in consistent communication with your mentee. In-person meetings are required (at least four hours per month). Regular check-in meetings (at least once per week) are recommended. Phone and email conversations can supplement in-person meetings, but must not replace them.