Welcome to The Mentoring Project

Let’s face it; college can be scary especially during the first year whether it’s as a first-year or transfer student. We all desire to succeed, but sometimes we need help or have questions along the way and a mentor can be the answer. FAU’s mentoring initiative is here to assist students by offering them the support that they need. The Mentoring Project (a collaboration between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs), specifically, the “Connections” mentoring initiative is designed to connect first-year and transfer students with a mentor who is a member of the FAU community. Departmentally based mentoring opportunities offered across the FAU campus are also highlighted by The Mentoring Project.


Call for Connections Mentors

Mentoring makes a difference for new students. 
Here at FAU, students paired with a mentor had almost a 7% higher retention rate than students without a mentor

The Mentoring Project is seeking faculty, staff, and graduate students on the Boca, Jupiter, and Davie campuses who are willing to mentor a new first-year or transfer student.  After filling out a brief profile, we match you with a student based on shared academic interests, activities, and goals. 

Not sure you have the experience? 
Previous mentees identified “an ability to listen” as the most important quality in a mentor.  We seek mentors who have finished a bachelor’s degree – the goal that our undergraduates are working towards.

Not sure that you have the time? 
Mentors and mentees agree to connect at least once per month during the academic year.  In roughly eight hours, you could make a difference in a student’s decision to remain in college.

Interested in mentoring someone in your discipline?  A student who has experienced foster care?  A student who is working to improve their academic standing through the ACCESS program?  A first-generation student? A single parent?  Let us know the type of student you believe you can best mentor and we will work to find you a match.  

If you are willing to listen and to share your experience and advice, we have students looking to connect with you. For more information, visit fau.edu/mentoringproject or call us at (561) 297-1445.   To complete your short mentoring profile, visit fauconnections.chronus.com.   We will begin matching students with mentors on Friday, September 15.

Thank you for the time you devote to FAU students and for your consideration.



 Last Modified 4/12/19