The Center for Mentoring connects university students with mentors through two programs. These one-on-one relationships have proven to be very successful. Close relationships with professors or other mentors can make a big difference for you. Having a mentor in college is linked to academic success and even predicts well-being later in life. Students at Indiana University Southeast are retained and graduate at a higher rate than students without mentors.
The University Mentoring Program provides mentoring services to students from their first year through graduation.University Mentoring
Access to Success
The Access to Success Program is a one-year program that is designed to successfully assist a designated group of students in their transitions to college.
Center for Mentoring student mentees graduate at a higher rate at IU Southeast.
The University Mentoring Program provides mentoring services to students from their first year through graduation.
First and second-year students are paired with faculty and staff who provide valuable one-on-one mentoring connections and guidance for students during their crucial transition to college.
Third and fourth-year students are paired with university alumni and community members who focus on career development and preparation for the student’s next steps after graduation.
Benefits for 1st and 2nd year mentees
- Opportunity to make important connections early
- Students who are mentored are more likely to graduate
- Receive guidance to successfully transition to college life from an experienced university faculty or staff mentor
- Assistance with your personal and academic development
- Enhance your college experience
Benefits for 3rd and 4th year mentees
- Make career-related connections while in college
- Receive guidance to successfully transition from college to your career through alumni and community mentors
- Opportunities to gain valuable experience through job shadowing and potential internships
- Preparations for your next steps in life
- Opportunity to build lasting relationships
Access to Success
The Access to Success Program is a one-year program that is designed to successfully assist first-year students in their transition to campus life at IU Southeast.
Peer Mentors provide one-on-one mentoring services for the students who qualify for the Access to Success Program.
Collegiate Summer Institute
The Collegiate Summer Institute (or CSI) is the summer component of the Access to Success Program. This fun and engaging program allows you to experience early preparation during the Summer and ongoing assistance during your first-year college experience at IU Southeast.
CSI begins the second Friday in July and meets for four consecutive Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Benefits of the program
- Receive special credit for First-Year Seminar by attending all four CSI sessions
- Experience early preparation during the summer and ongoing assistance during your first-year college experience at IU Southeast
- Meet with a Peer Mentor for your first year at IU Southeast
- Receive advice regarding college expectations
- Learn about the campus culture, support services, and university facilities
- Ease into college through the Center for Mentoring activities and events
Who can participate?
- First-generation students
- Minority students
- Adult learners 25 and over
- Twenty-First Century Scholars
Who are the peer mentors?
Upperclassmen who are knowledgeable about the university and are trained to assist as you go through your first year.