SUCCESS Mentoring Program

The Myatt Center for Diversity and Inclusion is launching a new mentorship program in the Fall. The SUCCESS (Successfully Uniting, Connecting, Creating, Engaging, and Serving Student) Mentorship program is designed to help incoming underrepresented students begin their successful transition to the University of New Haven. The SUCCESS Mentoring Program defines mentoring as an ongoing, structured relationship between a Mentor with an established set of experiences and expertise and a Mentee who seeks to develop competence and potential in a trusting environment.

The following are the objectives for the SUCCESS Mentoring Program:

  • Foster and promote academic and social integration for underrepresented populations.
  • Promote mentorship as a method and model for active professional involvement both within and beyond the collegiate experience.
  • Endorse the mentor-mentee relationship to promote a greater understanding of diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice ideals.
  • Demonstrate accountability in providing developmentally and socially appropriate programs that establish meaningful relationships that reflect our students’ diverse needs and concerns.
  • Increased sense of community and feeling of belonging.

Students who participate in early intervention programs have a greater knowledge of university resources, which help increase satisfaction and expand academic and personal networks. Mentoring enhances confidence, encouragement, psychosocial support and provides an opportunity for diverse perspectives and experiences.

We are currently seeking faculty, staff, and alumni to serve as mentors to our incoming students. Mentors and mentees will be strategically paired based on similar identities, hobbies, and academic and social interests.

Responsibilities and Participation:

  • Agree to the mentoring role for an academic year.
  • Agree to meet once a month with your mentee. These meetings can take place in person or virtually.
  • Agree to provide monthly updates on mentee through a structured reporting system.
  • Agree to Attend a once-a-year training.
  • Agree to attend an opening and closing program with students in the program.

To become a mentor, please complete this form by Friday, June 18, 2021.

We appreciate your willingness to participate in this important initiative.