Office of Academic Services and Retention


Mentoring Program

Ensuring your collegiate success at Adelphi.

The Adelphi University Mentoring Program was created to help ensure academic success, especially for students of color who may be the first in their families to attend college.

The program supports the academic, social and professional development of students at any phase of their undergraduate career. The office skillfully pairs students with mentors who will guide and nurture them to help ensure their collegiate success.

Through training, structured group activities and ongoing conversations, mentors will be well equipped to help mentees successfully navigate their college careers and to help guide their decisions, assisting with retention and graduation.

» Apply to be a Mentor

» Apply to be a Mentee

Program Expectations

Many successes can result from the Adelphi University Mentoring Program. To have a more fulfilling and rewarding experience, you must meet the following expectations:

  • Mentors and mentees must complete an application. You are also required to complete an initial interview and training. You must also attend regularly scheduled conversations/trainings with the coordinator.
  • On a voluntary basis, mentors and mentees must serve in the program for a minimum of one year and for as long as your mentee is a part of the program. In rare instances, and on a case-by-case basis, mentees may request a change of mentor in an effort to find a more suitable match. The coordinator must approve this change.
  • Mentors and mentees are expected to attend group activities and remain in consistent communication with your mentee. In-person meetings are required (at least four hours per month). Regular check-in meetings (at least once per week) are recommended. Phone and email conversations can supplement in-person meetings, but must not replace them.

For further information, please contact:

Chotsani West
Director of Student Mentoring
Levermore Hall, Office 301, Room A
Adelphi University
1 South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

p – 516.877.3182
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