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Mentoring for Student Success

Program Objectives

  • To improve retention of racially underpresented students at Gustavus.
  • To bring faculty, staff, and returning students together with incoming racially underrepresented students to mentor intentionally for academic excellence and personal success through academic advising, support, and encouragement.
  • To create a cohesive group in which racially underrepresented students and their mentors can discuss the challenges of and strategize about approaches to learning and living on a majority white campus.
  • To inform racially underrepresented students about the many resources and opportunities available to them at Gustavus as they strive for success in the classroom and fulfillment of their personal goals, talents, and dreams for the future.
  • To foster discussion, collaboration and ongoing engagement across racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural differences and boundaries.
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Monthly Enhancement Workshops







FAFSA and Registration Advising

March 6, 4 p.m.

Faculty/Staff Lounge


All About Money!

March 20, 4 p.m.

President’s Dining Room


Relaxation & End of Year Checkout

April 24, 4 p.m.

The Dive


Group Experience

May 17, 1–4 p.m.

Faculty/Staff Lounge