The Office of Intercultural Student Services established the A.S.P.I.R.E. initiative to provide additional support and mentorship to those students who are looking to build upon their educational foundation, gain leadership skills, or are at academic risk.
A.S.P.I.R.E. stands for Assisting Student's Progress In Reaching Educational Goals. The primary goal of this program is to provide academic and social mentoring to assist and encourage students in their goals to graduate from college. A.S.P.I.R.E. provides support to those incoming freshmen and second year students who have indicated an interest in participating in the program and could benefit from the services.
The A.S.P.I.R.E. mentoring program selects a qualified junior or senior student to serve as mentors to a freshman or sophomore. The pair will be required to meet on a weekly basis to address social or academic challenges that the mentee may be experiencing while providing them with guidance and direction.
This program helps our underclassmen students "navigate" the college experience, reach their educational goals, and gain essential skills along the way.