Tiger Success Mentor Program
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
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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
- 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