First-Year Mentoring Program

We will launch a new mentoring program for incoming first time in college (FTIC) and transfer students, where they are matched one-to-one with a staff person, faculty member of graduate student. The goal is to match up to 200 students with mentors for their first year at Seattle U. Mentorship has a demonstrated positive impact on student success. Students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels report that mentoring helped them develop skills and behaviors necessary to succeed professionally (Schlosser, Knox, Moskovitz, and Hill 2003). Mentoring college students from minoritized background results in those students being twice as likely to persist as students who are not mentored. They also have higher GPAs (Crisp and Cruz 2009).


  • Recruiting is beginning in May of 2018 – look for your invitation or get in touch with Michelle Etchart
  • A pilot training was held with staff in Student Development.  Open training sessions are being held at the end of May.  Dates/times will be updated here soon.