E.P.I.C. (Establish Relationships, Promote Possibilities, Impact Direction, Confirm Next Steps) is a year-long peer to peer mentoring program sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs.
The goal is to create a community where our first-year students learn from the guidance and wisdom of sophomores, juniors, or seniors who have successfully navigated their first year in college. E.P.I.C. stands for Establish Relationships, Promote Possibilities, Impact Direction, and Confirm Next Steps. The establishment of relationships between first-year and upper-class students will promote the possibilities for the attainment of academic goals and extracurricular involvement at the university. Further, participation will positively impact the directions of students and help them confirm their next steps on their path toward academic and career success.
Students are matched with an upper-level student mentor based on common interests, background, academic and professional aspirations. To get started, students and mentors complete and online survey to determine preferences.
What types of things do mentors and mentees discuss?
Get started. Find yourself a mentor who will coach and advise you throughout the big stuff and the small stuff. Take the survey!
Peer-to-peer mentoring is a positive and helpful experience for both parties. Be supportive to your fellow students. Take the survey!
This video voices over an example of the experience a student and mentor may have as part of Mentor Collective.
Want to learn more? Contact Joni O’Hagan at [email protected].