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SAFE... Mentoring New and Continuing Students

About Us

SAFE (Student and Faculty Engagement) is a program which provides freshmen and sophomore students with support from faculty, staff, and peers.  The goal is  to promote a successful transition to higher education through early outreach by maximizing academic achievement and social adjustment.

Benefits of Having a SAFE Mentor:

  • Provides students with an immediate contact on campus (prior to the beginning of the semester)
  • Regular communication and follow-up throughout the academic year.  Click here for testimonials
  • Opportunities to participate in SAFE events.  Click here to view our events. 

Interested in Becoming a SAFE Mentor?

Mentors include faculty, administrators, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students who will  be trained and provided with  useful resources to guide their students.  If you wish to join our team and participate in this exciting and worthwhile initiative, please click here 

Meet Our Team

Dr. Andrew Ferdinandi
Associate Professor
 
Geraldine Castelli
Assistant Director
 
Ruby Wheaton
Graduate Assistant

Contact Information

We are located in St. Augustine Hall (University Library), Room 104 and may be reached at safe@stjohns.edu or by telephone at 718-990-3305.