Supporting  Underserved Students  with Peer Mentorship

Foster belonging and enhance support services to ensure all student thrive at your institution through scaling the high-impact practice of mentorship.

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Traditional Student Success Initiatives Do Not Work for Every Student

One-size-fits-all solutions to student success do not meet the needs of underserved students. Higher education leaders need to adopt an identity-conscious student success strategy to close equity gaps around enrollment, retention, and post-graduation outcomes.

Increase Awareness of Student Services

Direct underserved students to vital resources like advising, financial aid, and mental health services when they need it via peer mentors. 

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Representation Matters. Belonging Matters

Many students in college today don't see themselves represented in the faculty or administration.

With 80+ dimensions of identity and affinity on our configurable matching survey, we ensure every student has a mentor who they can relate to and can provide them relevant advice to steer them to success.

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“Only 8 percent of institutions have at least equitable student representation while also helping students from underrepresented populations graduate at the same rate as the general US undergraduate population.” (Ellsworth et al., 2022).

Every Student Matters

Our asset-based approach to mentorship encourages colleges to think about which students can mentor others.

Serving as a mentor not only provides authentic support for new students, it builds leadership skills and shows that your institution values students’ lived experiences.

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Assessment For Immediate Action

Track students’ sense of belonging and academic self-efficacy throughout the year, and get alerted to students who are feeling disconnected. Mentor Collective’s surveys and insights surface real-time student sentiment and you can intervene when it's needed most.

Bridging Equity Gaps with Mentor Collective

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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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Saddleback College Narrows Equity Gaps with Peer Mentorship

16 percent gain in spring-to-fall persistence for students participating in the Mentor Collective program


Ready to accelerate your student success strategy?

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