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 Program (SMP): First-Time Freshmen and Incoming Transfer Students
The Student Mentoring Program fosters the success of first year undergraduate students through peer-to-peer programs that encourage academic excellence, campus connectedness and engagement, personal growth, and professional development of participating students. Students have the opportunity to talk through their college experiences, gain access to campus resources, develop goal setting and time management skills, ask questions, engage in non-academic activities, and much more with peers who have successfully navigated their first year of college.
Student Mentoring Program - LINK (Lead | Innovate | Network | Know): Continuing and Transfer Students
The Student Mentoring Program/LINK fosters a sense of purpose through major and career exploration, professional identity development, campus engagement and sense of belonging. Career readiness is promoted by pairing sophomores, transfer, and continuing students with student mentors to engage in the LINK (learn, innovate, network, know) curriculum. Students who participate in the program establish relationships with LINK leaders to explore co-curricular and professional experiences that compliment academic preparation.
Online student mentoring is also available. Virtual Ambassadors are student mentors who meet with students on various online platforms. Ambassadors foster positivity, innovation, and wellness through mentoring, facilitating online workshops, hangout events, and engagement opportunities. Both LINK leaders and Virtual Ambassadors serve as mentors, role models, community builders, and student advocates and is available to all undergraduate students.
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.