B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Mentorship Program

The B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Program is designed for racially underrepresented freshmen, sophomore and transfer students at Mississippi State University. Each student is assigned a MSU Faculty or Staff mentor for a year who will provide the student with professional and personal skills, resources and guidance to aid in the student’s growth and success at Mississippi State University.

Program Goals

  • Provide the opportunity to develop a mentoring relationship that will inspire personal and professional success.
  • Provide students with growth and developmental opportunities.
  • Allow faculty and staff to play a key role in development of students beyond the classroom.
  • Assist students in finding, understanding and utilizing campus resources.
  • Aid in retention and recruitment of racially underrepresented students at Mississippi State University.
  • Foster a relationship in which the student feels that there is someone on the faculty & staff who cares about his or her academic success, and to whom he or she can turn to when the need arises
  • Sensitize more faculty and staff to important issues that minority students experience on the campus.

Program Structure

  • Time Frame - One Academic Calendar Year
  • Target Audience - Underrepresented freshmen, sophomore and transfer students.
  • Mentee/Mentor Training offered online & face-to-face. Must be completed prior to first meeting.
  • Each Mentee (student) will be assigned to One Mentor (Faculty/Staff Member).
  • Mentees must connect with Mentors once per month to remain eligible.

For additional information or interest in becoming a mentor or mentee, please contact us at hcdc@msstate.edu.