Our Mission

Relationships shape the experience and outcomes of a student’s journey through higher education. Some students will find these relationships among faculty and advisors; however, many more will struggle to forge the long-lasting relationships that drive student success and open doors. At Mentor Collective, we seek to make life-changing relationships a feature of every student’s college experience. To realize this vision, we partner with forward-thinking institutions that are committed to equity, inclusion, and relationship-centered education.


James Lu Morrissey and Jackson Boyar founded Mentor Collective in 2014. Originally, they started by doing pro bono work with a few regional universities in Boston by designing mentorship programs for international students. Over time, those early partners encouraged James and Jackson to consider supporting more diverse student populations.

Now, Mentor Collective partners with over 50 institutions serving a variety of student populations.


Values Impact
Value Accountability
Value Learning
Value Collaboration