Student Services

Mentoring

General Information

The Mentor Program was developed to help incoming and current UTPB students adjust to college by providing mentors who already understand how to be successful in college.

Mentors are successful UTPB students who have the desire to help freshman and sophomores succeed.

Reasons to Participate

The advantages of having a mentor are huge. Mentors help students with :

  • Registering
  • Locating Financial Aid
  • Contacting academic advisors
  • The "ins and outs" of college life
  • Stress
  • Achieving goals

What You Can Expect From a Mentor

Mentors are students you can look up to and call on when help is needed. Mentors know about :

  • University resources
  • Outside services for students
  • Budgeting
  • College Schedules
  • Studying
  • Employment opportunities
  • Student Life
  • Clubs
  • UTPB activities
  • Athletics
  • Student housing
  • Freshmen and their needs

Who Participates

Different types of students from various backgrounds participate in the mentor program, including students who live on campus and off campus.

What is Expected From Students Who Have a Mentor

Students who are our protégés are expected to :

  • Meet with mentor weekly
  • Communicate regularly
  • Participate in activities
  • Inform mentor of problems
  • Attend tutorials if necessary
  • Be committed to college success

The Program is for All Majors

Protégés come from different majors and students who have not declared a major participate as well. Mentors come from different backgrounds and majors, so they offer a wide variety of information to the students they serve.

Types of Activities the HSI Mentor Program Provides

Social

  • Bar-b-ques
  • Attend sports games
  • Go to a movie
  • Hang out at the Sandhills
  • Participate in Homecoming
  • City-wide scavenger hunts
  • Free activities

Academic

  • Tutoring
  • Help finding advisors
  • Help with teachers
  • Studying skills

Personal

  • Advice for personal problems
  • Plan schedules
  • Make new friends
  • Someone to talk to
  • Help for problems

Cost

The program is FREE to UTPB students!

Contact

For more information please contact :

Student Success Center

432.552.3350

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