The Scholar's Mentorship Program (SMP) is a voluntary networking initiative for talented and high achieving general admission students of color. The program consists of three tiers.
Tier I: "First-year Protégés" (who are assigned Faculty/Staff mentors and peer mentors).
Tier II: “Peer Mentors” (sophomores, juniors and seniors in enrolled in Counseling Under-
Tier III: "Student Leaders" (who are enrolled in Black and Latino Leadership and/or hold positions in student organizations).
Students say the like the program because it:
- Encourages and facilitates continued academic excellence
- Facilitates leadership development and encourages social responsibility
- Provides a Peer Mentor who is a successful sophomore, junior or senior
- Provides a Faculty/Staff Mentor to assist with academic and career issues
- Offers a three-credit first year seminar
- Offers some scholarships and book awards annually
- Allows students to participate for their entire undergraduate college careers.
While the traditional SMP groups are Blacks, Latinos, Asians and Native Americans, any student may participate by becoming a Peer Mentor, enrolling in the courses, and attending events.
For further information, call (845) 257-2760 or e-mail Chanel Ward, Director (FOB West 6); firstname.lastname@example.org