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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.

  1. 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 LGBTQ+ students.
  2. Enhance students’ academic, social and personal development and build leadership skills.
  3. Prepare students to thrive in their careers and as engaged citizens.

My mentor experience has been invaluable. I believe that a good mentor provides lessons and values for their mentees to take and apply to their own endeavors. There’s something incredible about knowing that I have someone to go to with something positive, negative, or trivial and that they will give me advice or their opinion on it.

K.G. Biology Major, May 2017 Graduate

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.

LGBTQ+ Students

Students will be paired in a group model to discuss LGBTQ+ 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 LGBT+ students. All mentors are Safe Zone trained.

Veterans

The College of Professional and Continuing Studies, the Office of Academic Services and Retention and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion 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.

First-Generation Students

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.

Bernadine is the BEST! When I applied for the Adelphi Mentoring Program I never thought that I would grow so close to my mentor and appreciate her as much as I do. Bernadine is always willing to help whether it is with my academic pursuits or life pursuits.

D.P. Psychology Major, May 2017 Graduate

Peer Mentoring Program: Nursing & Public Health

This program 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 program 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

In my final semester, I was swamped with assignments, job requirements, and multiple graduate school applications, and began to feel overwhelmed. Thankfully, I had someone to remind me of my goals, and guide my thoughts and actions as I navigated through the rigors of balancing my responsibilities.

C.P. Communications Major, May 2017 Graduate

Program Expectations

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.

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Whether you are a student and I would like a mentor or start a project, or you like to become a mentor yourself, we're here for you.
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