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.
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.
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.
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
Resource Centers, Services, and Programs
FYMP Office Hours:
Thursday By Appointment
Friday By Appointment
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with a student coordinator.
**Office hours vary by term**