Scholar's Mentorship Program

Scholar's Mentorship Program

Scholar's Mentorship Program

What is SMP?

SMP is a multicultural program, founded by the Black Studies Department, that addresses the educational disparities of the historically underrepresented students of SUNY New Paltz. SMP develops a community of scholars and leaders who celebrate academic achievement, whilst becoming culturally competent, to develop an inclusive campus.


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It was a pleasure being a part of the Scholar's Mentorship Program, as it allowed me the opportunity to learn and grow while being part of a loving community.” — Priscilla Kwarteng ‘20

It has been an honor being a part of the Scholar Mentor program. I have learned a lot and found a community in New Paltz through SMP. I sincerely thank you and the other members of the program for your impact in my college experience.” — Thalia Quinones ‘20

Thank you for the positive impact you have made in my experience at SUNY New Paltz.” — Greyson Thomas ‘20