RISE Network Mixer 2018

R.I.S.E. Network

The R.I.S.E. Network (Reach, Inspire, Succeed, Empower) is a program designed to provide students with individualized mentorship and guidance. With an emphasis on reaching first-year students who may need help adjusting to the academic and social demands of college, the R.I.S.E. Network promotes leadership skills, goal setting, financial literacy, character-building and career skills. Our approach is student-centered, focusing on the unique needs of each Network Scholar through mentoring relationships with peer mentors.

Students will be paired with network leaders who are passionate about bridging the gap that often exists within the first year of college. In this program, students will build strong relationships with their mentor, gain networking opportunities, get connected to valuable resources, and cultivate a set of skills needed for successful St. John’s University experience.

Each mentorship pairing is selected intentionally to help each program participant succeed. Students will engage in one-on-one conversations, large group outings and socials with their mentor and other mentee-mentor pairings. This program is your ticket to building community and getting connected to what’s happening within our campus community and beyond.

Five Pillars of Rise

  • Academic Success
  • Career Preparation
  • Connectivity
  • Personal Enrichment
  • Spiritual Enrichment

Program Benefits

  • Learn new skills from an experienced, high-achieving student leader
  • Network with influential faculty, administrators, and alumni to assist with career preparation
  • Participate in engaging and empowering workshops geared toward academic and personal goals
  • Gain access to the R.I.S.E. Network study room and library of first-year textbooks

The Net

The R.I.S.E. Network is unique in that it offers a professional network, known as "The Net," which includes a group of key administrators, faculty, and staff who assist scholars with academic concerns and questions.

Scholars (Mentees)

First-year students who are interested in becoming scholars need to complete an online R.I.S.E. Network Scholar Application and maintain a level of personal commitment to the program, which includes active participation in workshops, study sessions, social events, and Network Leader meetings.

Network Leaders (Mentors)

Network Leaders are primarily upperclassmen who have an interest in leadership and a passion to help incoming students navigate the college experience. This is accomplished through leadership development, informal advisement, group meetings, and a consistent use of resources and programs at St. John’s University. Recruitment of Network Leaders begins in October for the following academic year. Contact the Office of Student Development for more information.

Network Leaders

  • Build a student’s character development by encouraging work ethic, trustworthiness, kindness, responsibility, etc.
  • Assist with homework assignments and research papers, and improve academic skills
  • Participate in activities of interest to the scholar
  • Help set career goals and develop resumes
  • Develop critical problem-solving skills
  • Encourage social development

Office Information

D’Angelo Center, Room 213
Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Dr. Sharod L. Tomlinson
Associate Dean Student Success & Engagement
[email protected]

Amber Wilson
Associate Director of R.I.S.E Network
[email protected]