Graduate College Mentoring Program
All entering Masters and Ph.D. underrepresented graduate students are invited to participate in the Mentoring Program for First-Year Underrepresented Students. Students are matched with a senior level peer mentor from their home department designated by the DOGE and a faculty or staff member who have volunteered to participate. The goals of the Mentoring Program are to:
- Partner with new students as they transition to graduate school
- Provide support on issues that are happening in their lives
- Improve the likelihood of new students flourishing at ISU
Admitted students begin receiving information about the Mentoring Program prior to the start of their first semester. Peer mentors are invited to attend a two-hour training session where they are informed of program expectations and other details. In addition, faculty and staff who are new to the mentoring program are also invited to a training session.