Mentoring Programs | Student Academic Success Center

SASC Mentoring Program

The SASC Mentoring Program is designed to foster individual relationships between students and faculty/staff. Mentoring provides students with individualized resources to aid in college success as well as increasing the personal success of students through relationships with mentors.

A mentor can be any NSU faculty or staff member willing to commit time and energy to helping students adapt to academic expectations and the campus environment. A mentor should have institutional knowledge and personal skills to be able to guide students through their individual academic and professional development.

Benefits of Mentoring

  • Developing your skill as a planner by gaining a sharper focus on what is needed to grow professionally.
  • Developing your skill as a learner by acquiring new skills.
  • Developing your skill as a communicator through improving your ability to express your expectations, goals, and concerns.
  • Developing skills and behaviors necessary to succeed professionally.
  • Increased academic achievement and possible higher GPA after one year of mentoring.
  • First year students who are mentored are significantly more likely to return to college for a second year.
  • Having a caring ear to hear your triumphs as well as your frustrations.
  • Learning what it is like to work in a profession.
  • Developing a relationship with an advocate within NSU.
  • Receiving knowledge about the "ins and outs" of NSU.
  • Getting honest feedback.

Application Process

1. Fill out the online application and profile form below.
2. The Mentoring Program Coordinator will request a faculty or staff member to be your mentor.
3. Once your mentor has been assigned, you and your new mentor will fill out the Confidentiality Statement below and turn it in to the Mentoring Program Coordinator.
4. Meet your new mentor via an introduction from the Mentoring Program Coordinator and receive your mentoring packet and resources.

Mentor Expectations

  • Serve as a mentor to an assigned student for at least one semester. After the first semester, mentors and students may wish to continue for another semester.
  • Make contact with your assigned student after the initial introduction and meeting with the student.
  • Commit to meeting with the student regularly--ideally, once per week. 
  • Attend monthly mentoring meetings as your schedule allows.
  • Provide feedback to the Mentoring Program Coordinator at designated times throughout the semester to assist with student success.

Mentee Expectations

  • Meet regularly with your mentor.
  • Attend monthly mentoring meetings as your schedule allows.
  • Communicate your personal needs for success with your mentor.
  • Provide feedback to the Mentoring Program Coordinator at designated times throughout the semester.
  • Have fun and make a friend for life.