|Program Title||Description||Eligibility||Application Deadlines||Contact|
|ACCESS||The ACCESS Program offers a comprehensive approach that focuses on academic coaching/advising, tutoring, career counseling, faculty mentoring and developing a meaningful connection to FAU. Faculty mentors from different colleges serve as a resource for students in the program.||Mentee: Students who are in their first and second year who fall below a 2.5 GPA and are enrolled in the University ACCESS program.|
Mentor: Must be a faculty member including, instructors, professors, visiting instructors, visiting professors and adjunct faculty. Most faculty have been selected based on recommendations of peers or past mentors.
|Faculty must commit to at least 1 semester, most usually enroll for an academic year and return. No student commitment. ||Melanie Adams|
|CAPTURE||The Computer Accelerated Pipeline To Unlock Regional Excellence (CAPTURE) program is a collaborative effort between Florida Atlantic University (FAU), Broward College (BC) and Palm Beach State College (PBSC), to identify appropriate courses that will count toward an AA or an AS degree and then transfer to either a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) or a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCE) degree program at FAU. The program matches 5-7 mentees with a peer mentor who provides free mentoring and tutoring.||Mentee: Must be a computer science or computer engineering student in the CAPTURE program. |
Mentor: Must be a computer science or computer engineering major in their Junior or Senior year with a 3.0+ GPA. Preference given to students in the Innovation Leadership Honors Program.
|Mentees can join at any time. Mentors can apply any time before Fall/Spring terms (rolling deadline depending on availability of mentor spots)||Sylvanna Fahnestock|
Assistant Director, Academic Support Programs
College of Engineering
(561) 297 -2492
|Department of English Faculty
|To provide students advice on their post-graduation life, to steer them to the best classes for their interests, to steer them to campus resources.||Mentee: Undergraduate students majoring in English|
Mentor: English tenured or tenure-track faculty
|English majors are assigned a faculty mentor||Eric Berlatsky|
English Department Chair,
|Elite Owls Red Jackets||The Elite Owl Red Jacket program is a university-wide student service organization whose purpose is to focus on mentoring and development of leadership skills. The program is the 2nd Tier of the Elite Owl, Leadership Ambassadors, and is a partnership between the Division of Student Affairs (Weppner Center for LEAD ServiceLearning) and the Graduate College. Elite Owl Red Jackets comprise a select group of students chosen for their demonstrated commitment to developing in the areas of leadership and service. Elite Owl Red Jackets will be called upon to serve as mentors, to be mentored, to be involved at important University events, and in various other ways to develop their individual leadership skills.||Mentee: Candidates must be full-time, continuous, degree-seeking FAU students who are in good academic and disciplinary standing. Graduate applicants must be actively enrolled in (or newly admitted to) a graduate program at FAU. Undergraduate applicants must have completed a minimum of 30 credits in residence. Candidates must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their commitment to service and leadership by meeting requirements included in the application.|
Mentor: An executive leader within Florida Atlantic University who engages with a Red Jacket student to deepen leadership skills and aid their success, both professionally and personally.
|Applications will be accepted once a semester if there are available positions||Katie Burke|
Weppner Center for LEAD & Service-Learning
Weppner Center for LEAD & Service-Learning
|FAU Academy for Community Inclusion||The Academy is a post-secondary program for individuals with developmental disabilities to learn employment and community independence skills. The program will offer certificates with classes to improve employment, community access, and community living skills. Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at FAU will serve as peer mentors.||Mentee: Students accepted into FAU-ACI program.|
Mentor: Any FAU student that is committed to building a strong 1:1 relationship with a student in the FAU Academy for Community Inclusion.
|Dec. 1st for Spring 2016 semester||Mary Lou Duffy|
Dept. Exceptional Student Ed.
|FAU Tech Runway Venture Mentor System||A mentor program adopted from the MIT Venture Mentor System. Established guiding principles to support student, entrepreneur and faculty startups.||Mentee: Tech Runway member (application process) Tech Runway Accelerator.|
Mentor: 7+ years as an executive leader in industry, venture capital funds, angel networks, serial entrepreneur, faculty, subject matter expert.
|Rolling deadlines||Kimberly Gramm|
Associate Vice President,
Division of Research
|Honors Thesis Program in the Biological Sciences||Developed to introduce undergraduate students to research and mentor them through the process of applying to graduate schools.||Mentee: By Application Only. 1) Minimum GPA 3.20 2. Core Course Requirement: Biodiversity + Lab, Biological Principles + Lab, General Chem + Lab (I & II), Organic Chem I (recommended), Calculus (recommended), Statistics (Noonburg) or PSY 3234 Experimental Design & Inference (recommended) 3. At least 20 credit hours at the 3000-level 4. Minimum of one semester of research in the lab of your faculty sponsor. 5. Statement of purpose 6. Sponsor letter from potential mentor stating that will support student through honors credits. 7. Copy of unofficial transcript 8. Resume (optional) 9. 10 min Power Point presentation on proposed research project to the Honors Committee (week of July 22) |
Mentor: Any research faculty.
|July 22nd||Evelyn Frazier|
|International Friends Program||The International Friends Program (IFP) promotes cultural exchange and intercultural communication among US and international students through participation as international orientation leaders, welcome ambassadors, and peer to peer support/mentoring.||Mentee: International students who are newly admitted or in their first two semesters of study at FAU.|
Mentor: Students who have completed at least one semester at FAU with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Students can be from any major.
|Rolling deadlines||Dr. Yekaterina Davis |
Assistant Director, International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
|Introduction to Biological Research Program||The Introduction to Biological Research Program at FAU was developed to introduce undergraduate students to research and mentor them through the process of applying to graduate schools.||Mentee: By Application Only. 1) Minimum GPA: 3.0 2) Core Course Requirement (Biodiversity + Lab; Biological Principles + Lab; General Chem + Lab (I & II)) Application form available in website.|
Mentor: Any research faculty.
|October 31st||Evelyn Frazier |
|iRISE2||The iRISE2 Mentoring Program provides individuals diagnosed with Autism or a related disability the opportunity to engage in a supportive one-to-one relationship with a dedicated trained, professional mentor who provides guidance, support, and friendship through social engagement and exploring employment interests.||Mentee: All proteges must be registered with FAU CARD and have a diagnoses of autism or related disabilities. |
Mentor: Must be at least 21 years of age and successfully complete university background screening.
|Rolling deadlines||Darius Murray |
Clinical Support Associate
|Learning Community Liaisons||The LC Liaisons are alumni of one of FAU’s Learning Communities. They provide mentorship and peer support to freshmen who are entering the learning community program for the upcoming semester. In addition, LC Liaisons provide support to students who are academically at-risk and encourage use of on-campus resources.||Mentee: Full-time degree-seeking undergraduate FAU student of any major.|
Mentor: Preferably any student who has participated in an LC program at FAU, but it is open to any student who is in their sophomore year and above.
|Application for the spring semester is in mid-October. 2016-2017 LCL applications are due October 21, 2015. Offers will be sent by the 2nd week of November 2015.||Shelby Clinton |
|LGBTQ Peer Mentoring Program||The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) Peer Mentoring Program empowers LGBTQ students to live more full, happy, and productive lives. Mentors aim to support mentees through many facets of LGBTQ identity development. This is accomplished through frank, informal, one-on-one conversations, wherein support and information are provided. Mentors serve as positive role models and provide resource information.||Mentee: Any enrolled FAU student who would like support with LGBTQ-related concerns is welcome to apply.|
Mentor: FAU students (sophomores, juniors, senior or grad students) who have worked through their own LGBTQ coming out process, and have had experience negotiating life as an LGBTQ individual. It is this personal understanding that makes mentors particularly well suited to help others.
|Mentors are invited to apply in the beginning of the Fall semester for training in late September/early October. Mentee applications are accepted throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.||Nikki Saltzburg, Ph.D. |
Staff Psychologist, FAU Counseling & Psychological Services
|Office of Undergraduate Research & Inquiry (OURI) Peer Mentors||The Peer Mentor Program is designed to help guide undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing research and inquiry, by providing student mentors. Each year 10 undergraduate and graduate students will be selected to become Peer Mentors beginning at the end of the summer semester. These students will be representatives of all disciplines, colleges and partner campuses, and are wonderful advocates for research and creative projects. Peer Mentors serve as ambassadors for the OURI. These students are active researchers who assist their peers in getting involved in research and inquiry by mentoring, hosting workshops, and giving classroom presentations all to integrate and expand a culture of research, inquiry and creative activity on all of FAU’s campuses.||Mentee: Undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing research and inquiry.|
Mentor: Graduate or undergraduate students in good academic standing with at least 1 or more semesters of documented research experiences.
|Last Friday in May each year.||Tracy Baker |
Assistant Program Director, Office of Undergraduate Research & Inquiry
|Owls Helping Owls||The mentor program aids in the transition of freshmen student-athletes, as well as students who are struggling after their freshman year. The FAU academic mentor program provides an opportunity to instill the tools of education that will allow student-athletes to take a proactive approach to learning.||Mentee: Any FAU first-year student-athlete or new transfer student-athlete. Also, any athlete below a 2.2 GPA or NCAA eligibility risk.|
Mentor: Athletic Department Interns are currently serving as mentors.
|Rolling deadline.||Marlon Dechausay|
Director, Student-Athlete Center for Academic Excellence
|Professional Mentor Program||The National Alumni Association, in collaboration with the FAU Career Center, provides current FAU undergraduate and graduate students (mentees) the opportunity to be mentored by an industry representative that shares similar academic and/or professional interests. This program was established to provide students (mentees) access to valuable resources that cannot be found in books. The goal of the Professional Mentoring Program is strictly informational and is not meant to be used as a means to find a job.||Mentee: Open to all students, no eligibility requirements. Must login to Owl CareerLink to view mentor profiles.|
Mentor: FAU alumni who are 3 years post-graduation and/or friends of the University.
|Rolling deadline||Brian Montalvo |
Interim Executive Director,
|PROPEL||PROPEL was created to prepare educational leaders with a focus on “turnaround” school leadership and meeting the needs of the most challenging schools. PROPEL serves to create a more sound future for public education and enhance educational leadership development models. PROPEL’s school administrator preparation program is cutting edge, based on the most current research, best practices, and the evolving needs of individual schools and districts. The project’s vision is, through an innovative model, to move schools and districts into a new and successful era of public education that will promote the foundational goals of creating a democratic society and citizenry while addressing the learning needs of all students.||Mentee: Meet all admissions requirements to enter the Masters Program in Educational Leadership, must be nominated and sponsored by a Broward mentor, and pass a rigorous interview process as well as take the Profile XT Survey to demonstrate the leadership capacities needed for the position.|
Mentor: Must hold a Masters in Education, Certified Level 2 Principal, acting School Principal, and must have training in Southern Educational Regional Board (SREB) Coaching and Mentoring.
|January of every year.||Dr. Daniel Reyes-Guerra |
|The College of Nursing Mentorship Program||The College of Nursing Mentorship Program was designed to connect freshman direct admit students with upper division nursing students and faculty mentors. The College of Nursing mentoring program uses a holistic approach to assist students on their journey of professional, and social development. This mentoring program is unique in that students participate in their freshman and sophomore years.||Mentee: A student must be admitted to the freshman direct track in nursing. Upper division students who feel they would benefit from a mentor may also participate.|
Mentor: Candidates must be of junior standing in the College of Nursing and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must also demonstrate the following: uphold the College of Nursing Philosophy, possess a participatory, positive attitude and passion in previous community services, be professional and mature, possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, and have a willingness to support a fellow student.
|Applications are accepted during spring semester of each year with a due date of April 1st.||Juliet Streaty-Varnum|
Traditional and Accelerated BSN Academic Coordinator
Freshmen Direct Admit BSN Academic Coordinator
|University Honors Program Peer Mentors||The University Honors Program is a 2 year honors program for qualified incoming freshmen students open to all majors at the Boca Raton campus. Peer Mentors create a community feel for their mentees and help UHP students with their transitions from high school to FAU.||Mentee: University Honors Program Students|
Mentor: University Honors Program Students
|Fall||Carole Lachs |
Associate Director Academic Support, CLASS
|Urban Male Initiative||The mission of the Urban Male Initiative at Florida Atlantic University is to develop and motivate urban male students, to successfully identify and utilize pathways to a timely graduation and job placement. This will be accomplished through interactive, inclusive programming focused on mentorship, peer accountability, academic and social-based events; all while developing a strong sense of purpose, self-identity, and community.||Mentee: Focused primarily on urban male students.|
Mentor: Any FAU faculty, staff, or corporate representative.
|Rolling deadlines||Keven Allen |
Associate to the Vice President for Student Affairs