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The Amigo Peer Mentoring Program

 

The Amigo Peer Mentoring Program provides a peer mentorship opportunity for students awarded the Amigo Multicultural Scholarship.  To be eligible for this scholarship program, prospective students must be invited to participate in the Lloyd and Lois Martin Multicultural Scholarship process and must fulfill all requirements and eligibility criteria.

 

Upper class Messiah College students who serve as Amigo mentors will provide guidance on how to better transition to college and adopt positive study skills. Amigos will be matched based on gender, interests and, if possible, majors.

 

Goals

 

  • Program mentees will feel better prepared to engage successfully in college-related activities, curricular and co-curricular alike.  
  • Mentees will receive one-on-one peer guidance on how to manage college expectations, social life and school work. 
  • Mentees will feel connected to at least one upper class student. 
  • Students will feel more connected to the Multicultural Programs Office and will see it as a resource.

 

First Year

 

Amigos will:

 

  • Start online communication with an Amigo mentor over the summer.

  • Attend the Office of Multicultural Programs Welcome Reception at the start of the fall semester.

  • Have two informal meetings with Amigo mentor a semester (lunch/dinner in Lottie, attending an organizational meeting or study session, etc.) 

  • Attend a bi-weekly Amigo cohort session

  • Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA

  • Respect the Messiah College Community Covenant and maintain good standing with the College by not being on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension.

 

Second Year, Third Year & Fourth Year

 

  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Respect the Messiah College Community Covenant and maintain good standing with the College by not being on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension.
  • Juniors and seniors will be encouraged to be mentors in the Amigo Peer Mentoring Program. 

 

Academic Difficulty

 

If a student is deemed to be in academic difficulty he/she will meet with the Director of Multicultural Programs or the Assistant Director of Martin and Amigo Scholarship Programs to identify a plan for success specific to that student.  Strategies can include, but are not limited to, attending study hall sessions, meeting regularly with specified staff and faculty and using other academic resources on campus on a regular basis.