Supporting the First Year  of Higher Education

Mentor Collective’s scalable peer mentorship programs build authentic connections among first-year and upper-division students so everyone has the guidance they need to thrive at your institution.


Increase Use of College Resources

Introduce relevant upper-division peer mentors that welcome incoming students and guide them to resources to help them thrive at your institution.

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The First Friend on Campus

Make sure every new student finds a relevant peer mentor. Our configurable matching tools account for 80+ identifiers to ensure each first-year student gets connected to someone who truly understands them.

Actionable Insights

Peer-logged interactions – including conversation trends and alerts to challenges– give an honest view of the student experience and opportunities to enhance it.

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Scale Your First-Year Support Without Additional Staff Burden

Scale high-touch relationships with configurable mentorship technology and a dedicated services team to ensure all your students have the benefit of a relevant peer mentor to navigate the "hidden curriculum" of higher education.

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Supercharge Your Student Success Strategy

Track student needs and scale personalized support at critical moments in their first-year. The Mentor Collective team works with your institution to ensure mentorship solutions are tailored to your institution’s goals to drive student belonging and retention.

Why Work with Mentor Collective

Supercharge SS
+5.67% Retention

Average effect on year-over-year retention 

Optimize Administrative
+8.06% Sense of Belonging

Improvement in affirmative responses from start to end of program when mentorship pairings have 3+ conversations

Making an Impact on the First-Year Experience

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Florida Atlantic Increases Retention for Commuting Students & Men of Color

All populations persisted from fall to spring at higher rates than peers who did not participate in the program


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UC Riverside Increases First-Year & Transfer Student Retention

2.1 percent higher spring to fall persistence for first-year students and 5 percent higher for transfer students


Ready to accelerate your student success strategy?

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