Transfer Mentoring Program
Feeling overwhelmed coming to Fredonia? There is a transfer student who knows what you are going through and is here to help you.
The Transfer Mentorship Program is here to assist Transfer Students with their transition to Fredonia! The program aims to pair incoming transfer students with current transfer students to provide guidance, knowledge, and support with their academic and social needs. Mentors will be a point-of-contact through personal weekly emails and will encourage their mentees to attend events and meetings throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Our goal is to provide new transfer students with the resources to comfortably adjust and immerse themselves in the campus community!
During New Student Orientation, the mentoring program will have a table where you can meet your mentor in person! You can introduce yourself, exchange contact information, and put a face to the name. You'll have the opportunity to hear from our mentors about their experiences as a mentee and mentor. You can also sit down with them to have lunch and talk. There is a Transfer and First-Year meeting Q&A where the program will outline its plans for the incoming mentees. Any questions you have about transferring can be answered here.
Here is a testimonial from one of our mentors:
"I was a mentee in the Fall of 2018 and became a mentor in the Spring of 2019. I was able to go to someone with questions when I didn't know who or where to go to. I'm involved in TSO and the mentoring program. Getting involved helped with my transition to Fredonia."
Mentor Minimum Qualifications
- Mentor must have at least one semester as a Fredonia student
- Mentor must have transferred to Fredonia
- Mentor are encouraged to attend as many transfer events as possible
- Mentor should be able to communicate with people different than themselves
- Mentor should be interested in helping others
Interested mentors also have the opportunity to participate in the program as an intern and receive one credit towards their course work. Along with the listed qualifications above, interns must also meet the following qualifications:
- Maintain a 2.25 GPA
- Comfortable working in a group environment
- Attend TSO and Tau Sigma meetings if eligible and do not have class conflicts
- Attend a minimum of one event
Being a mentee comes with great opportunities. You can ask for help as soon as you get here! Whether you’re unsure of where your classes are or which clubs to join, there is someone who is willing to help. You’ll receive weekly emails from your mentor with both academic and social updates. This allows you to stay in the loop on what Fredonia's many clubs are offering. When the semester is over, you’ll have another familiar face to make Fredonia feel like home.
Here is a collection of photos from events the mentoring program has done.