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.
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.