The mission of the Mentoring Programs at CSUSB is to retain and support undergraduate students through; proactive mentoring, outreach, advocacy, community building, career coaching, academic success programming, personal growth and awareness opportunities.
Mentoring services are available to all CSUSB students. Our programs and mentors, both peer and professional serve Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. Please visit our program websites for information on how to sign up.
Student Mentoring (SMP)
The Student Mentoring Program at CSUSB fosters the success of first year undergraduate students through peer-to-peer programs that encourage academic excellence, campus connectedness and engagement, the personal growth, and professional development of participating students.
LINK (Lead | Innovate | Network | Know)
The LINK program serves sophomores, transfer and continuing students at CSUSB. LINK leaders serve as mentors, role models and student advocates by supporting members through peer-to-peer programming that fosters a sense of purpose through major and career exploration, professional identity development, campus engagement and sense of belonging.
Pan-African Collegiate Scholars (PACS)
The Pan-African Collegiate Scholars Program promotes and supports Pan-African/Black student academic and personal growth through advocacy, community building, academic success programs, awareness opportunities. The program provides peer-to-peer programming, mentoring, and community building among CSUSB’s Pan-African/Black student population.
The Virtual Ambassadors are peer mentors who are dedicated to fostering positivity, innovation, and wellness through virtual peer-to-peer programming and weekly ZOOM workshops.
Academic Career Mentors
Academic career mentors are professional staff who work directly with undergraduate students and student leaders who serve as peer mentors on academic, professional, and personal growth and development. They promote student participation in mentorship programs by advocating for the importance of student engagement, and its impact on self-knowledge and major/career choices.
Academic Career Coaching
Our academic career mentoring team provide academic career coaching services to all CSUSB students. Benefits of career coaching include opportunities for ongoing academic guidance, self-exploration, and in-depth academic-to-career support. By utilizing formal and informal career assessments, training peer-mentors, facilitating group discussions, academic career coaching enhances the CSUSB student experience.