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 for students at any phase of their undergraduate career.

Open to all students, but ideally within their freshman year, the program was designed to serve the following populations: 

The goal of the program is to help these students fulfill their highest potential through academic, social and professional development with the guidance of a mentor. Transfer students are also encouraged to apply. There is no GPA requirement and students qualify by being a current/active (fully registered and taking classes) undergraduate student. On a case-by-case basis and based on mentor availability, graduate students may participate.

There is buy-in, support and full participation from our campus community within the various departments and schools. The Mentoring Program is actively involved on the Diversity Committee, the Collaboration Project and the LGBTQ+ Task Force which ensures that there is a diverse and inclusive environment conducive for student success.

There is a comprehensive program calendar released per semester which features guest speakers and experts in the areas of Financial Literacy, Healthy Relationships, Time Management and Cultural Competency, just to name a few.

» I am a student and I would like a mentor.

» I would like to be a mentor.

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 director.
  • 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 director 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
Office of Academic Services and Retention
Nexus Building, Room 144
Adelphi University
1 South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

p – 516.877.3182
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