Program OverviewThe SOU Mentor Program is committed to strengthening the experiences of first year, transfer, and current students through fostering of a meaningful connection with an academically successful and commited mentor. The mentor relationships increase participation in student life, exposure to student leadership, and academic success. The mentoring program pairs students with returning students to assist, connect, and increase retention rates for students. The SOU Mentor Program will provide a greater sense of individual agency, as well as affiliation with the diverse and inclusive community at SOU.
How do I join the program?
Please visit your respective tab "Mentor" or "Mentee" on the bar at the top of the website.
A mentee is a student who is new to SOU, whether they are new to college, a transfer student, a veteran, or anything in between. The only requirement is that it is the student's first year at SOU. The application to become a mentee is available on your mentee tab.
A mentor is a student who has succeeded in at least one academic year at SOU and is interested in helping other students succeed as well. The application to become a mentor is available on your tab.
- Student Retention - Students participating in the Mentor Program will retain to their next year at a greater rate than their peers.
- Mentor provides support - By the end of the academic year, mentees will report that they Agree or Strongly Agree that their mentor provides support and makes them feel as though they belong at SOU.
- Co-curricular activities - By the end of the academic year, mentees will report participating in co-curricular activities on a regular basis.
SOU Mentor Program