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Tiger Success Mentor Program

Our Mission

The mission of the Tiger Success Mentor Program is to increase academic engagement, involvement in the campus community and Tiger spirit while assisting freshmen with the transition to college life. This program is uniquely designed to pair previous Conditional Admission students with incoming Conditional Admission students. In the Tiger Success Mentor Program, Conditional Admission freshmen are provided a personal mentor that will meet with them regularly during their first semester at Ouachita.

The mentors in the program are successful undergraduates prepared to engage freshmen in campus activities and refer them to resources that can help them achieve their academic and personal goals. Freshman students who participate in the program benefit heavily from having a personal connection with someone on campus who can provide extra academic and social guidance.

Will I benefit from the program?


Benefits to Mentors

To share one's knowledge and experiences

To enhance self-esteem

To share educational, leadership, career and learning goals

To gain recognition for service to the individual and the University

To enjoy the feeling of being useful and supportive

A meaningful resume entry

Benefits to Mentees

To learn more about the University and the community

To build self-esteem

To enhance self-motivation, self-discipline and goal setting

To be more successful in one's academic career

To be motivated by academic success


What will we do?

Mentor pairs will work through many practical tips for academic and personal success throughout the school year, including at least one special outing in addition to regular meetings to navigate things like:
  • Academic Catalog
  • Moodle
  • Degree Planning
  • Campus Email
  • Faculty & Staff Directory
  • Academic Calendar
  • Withdrawal, Drop or Other Important Dates
  • Midterms and Final Exam Schedules
  • Preregistering for Classes
  • Academic Advisors

Next Steps