Welcome to Ignite

Ignite is a mentorship program for new undergraduate students (both first-time full-time and transfer students) who want to boost their success at Seattle U. 

Mentorship Matters

A national research study of college graduates found a significant connection between mentorship and both holistic wellness, as well as high engagement in one's work.  For details, download the Gallup Purdue Great Jobs, Great Lives Report (Gallup Purdue, 2014).  In our experience with Ignite participants, we also see a connection between working with a mentor and improved grades and likeliness to continue at Seattle U.  It's a power booster to your performance and transition.

New Participants

Invitations to participate are sent to new students entering fall, winter and spring quarters.  If you are a student who would like to be matched with a mentor, please contact to find out how to participate.  Once you’ve received and completed the RSVP to the program, we will assign a mentor to you and connect the two of you by email.  We do our best to match you with a faculty member, staff member, or graduate student that matches your interests and experiences.

Current Participants

We encourage mentees to stay in regular communication with their mentors. Each mentoring experience will be unique, so talk with your mentor about your goals, questions, challenges and successes.  Think of your mentor as a coach.  They will likely have some ideas about how to spend your time together, but you can (and should) help shape the experience.

If you are current mentee in the Ignite Mentorship Program, check out our Mentee Guide for advice on how to take full advantage of your resources as a mentee.  If you have questions about the program, contact your mentor. If you are unable to get in touch with your assigned mentor, please contact for help.