Reading, Advising, & Mentoring Program

Peer Mentoring

RAMP's principal goal is to provide support to its participants so they may persist at the University and graduate in a timely manner. The program’s mentoring component is one means toward achieving this goal. Peer mentors help their mentees increase their awareness of CPP policies, procedures, and resources and the values associated with participating in the diverse social and extra-curricular opportunities offered by various CPP departments and organizations. Peer mentoring is also an opportunity for mentors to share advice based on their own experiences. Effective mentor/mentee relationships allow mentees to develop a connection with the university and its resources, which is vital for academic success.

Each term, RAMP offers peer mentoring workshops on various topics developed by RAMP peer mentors and program staff. Examples of recent topics include preparing to apply for graduate school and stress and time management. 

Mentoring Philosophy

RAMP is dedicated to the academic success and persistence of its participants. A student-centered approach is the program’s foundation for understanding and serving the diverse needs of its students. Each student is given individualized attention from the staff and peer mentors to encourage progress in her/his personal and academic development. By participating in RAMP mentoring services, students can become better informed about their own skills, the univerity, campus resources, and opportunities. RAMP’s mentoring services are performed with integrity, understanding, and a desire to assist and support RAMP students.

Mentoring Mission Statement

The mission of the peer mentoring component of RAMP is to help students acclimate to the campus, establish peer relationships, and promote academic and personal success.