PRIDE Mentoring Program

The PRIDE Mentoring Program offers continual support, mentorship, and guidance through both individual and group workshops, as well as personal development activities.

Features of the PRIDE Mentoring Program

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Weekly Connections Between Protégés and Mentors

Forge a strong mentor-protégé bond through weekly connections. This consistent interaction provides a reliable support system, allowing for open communication and personalized guidance throughout your academic journey.

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Monthly Social Activities & Events

Dive into a vibrant community by participating in monthly social activities and events. What sets these apart? They're not just planned for you; they're planned by you! Both mentors and protégés collaborate to create an engaging and inclusive atmosphere that extends beyond the academic realm.

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Community Service Projects

Make a positive impact beyond campus boundaries. Engage in community service projects as a part of the PRIDE Mentoring Program. This not only contributes to the well-being of the community but also strengthens the sense of unity and purpose among program participants.

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Celebration and Recognition Events

Your achievements and milestones matter! The program doesn't just support you academically but also celebrates your successes. Join special events dedicated to recognizing the accomplishments of both mentors and protégés that create a culture of appreciation and encouragement.

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Meet Mentors, Join Conversations, & Stay in the Loop!

Stay connected by following us on Instagram. You'll have the opportunity to virtually meet our current PRIDE mentors and stay informed about our exciting lineup of upcoming activities and events. Join our community to be part of the conversation and never miss out on the latest happenings within our vibrant and supportive network!

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Interested in Becoming a Pride Mentor?

Join the dynamic PRIDE Mentoring Program and make a positive impact! As a PRIDE Mentor, you'll enjoy guiding and inspiring new Widener students on their college journey.  

Contact Kortne Smith to learn more

View below for additional information on application requirements and mentor duties. 

In order to be a PRIDE mentor, you must meet the following requirements: 

  • Completed at least 30 college credit hours
  • Enrolled as a full-time student (maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester)
  • Acquire at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • In good standing with the university; no disciplinary sanctions
  • Submit a reference letter from a Widener faculty or staff member OR a referral from a current PRIDE Mentor

The following is an outline of a PRIDE mentor's duties: 

Weekly Communication

  • Engage in regular communication with your assigned protégé to provide support, guidance, and assistance as they navigate their college journey.

Monthly Mentor Meeting

  • Participate in monthly mentor meetings to discuss program updates, share experiences, and collaborate with fellow mentors and program coordinators.

Support Proteges in Transitions

  • Assist your protégé in navigating academic and social transitions, offering guidance and insights based on your own experiences. 

Encourage Academic Progress

  • Monitor and encourage the academic progress of your assigned protégé, providing assistance and resources as needed.

Adhere to Program Expectations

  • Fulfill program expectations by maintaining consistent communication, attending meetings, and actively participating in program activities and responsibilities.

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