The First Year Mentor Program is committed to strengthening the first year experience through provision and fostering of a meaningful connection with an academically successful mentor and established student leader. The mentor relationships will increase first-year participation in student life, exposure to student leadership, and academic success. The mentoring program pairs first-year students with returning students to assist, connect, and increase retention rates for students from the first year to the second year. The First Year Mentor Program will provide a greater sense of individual agency, as well as affiliation with the diverse and inclusive community at SOU.

Get a Mentor

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. Click on "Get a Mentor" to fill out an application.

Become a Mentor

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. Click on "Become a Mentor" to fill out an application.


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If you are graduating and a mentor with the First Year Mentor Program, please schedule an appointment with a student coordinator to receive your graduation cord as thanks for contributing to the FYMP. 

Click below to complete your term evaluation form. Thank you -FYMP Team

Mentor Term Evaluation

Mentee Term Evaluation

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Contact Us:

First Year Mentor Program
Sours Student Leadership Center, SU 308
(541) 552-8452


FYMP Office Hours:

Monday/Wednesday      11:00am-2:00pm

Tuesday                               1:00pm-3:00pm

Thursday                             By Appointment

Friday                                   By Appointment

Please email fymp@sou.edu to schedule an appointment with a student coordinator.

**Office hours vary by term**

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