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Call for First-Gen Mentors


Would you like to be actively involved in supporting OHIO’s first-generation college students? Consider volunteering as an OHIO First Scholars mentor

The OHIO First Scholars Mentoring Program exists to connect first-year, first-generation college students to Ohio University faculty, staff, or full time graduate students who were also first-generation college students and/or have a vested interest in supporting current first-generation students at OHIO. The program is currently seeking additional mentors to work with students for the 2018-19 academic year. Participation as a mentor requires less than 20 hours per semester of your time including mentor training, bi-weekly meetings with your mentee, and program events throughout the semester.

See OHIO’s first-generation mentors: Serving students while building connections, community for more information about the mentoring program. 

Outside of the mentoring program, OHIO First Scholars also provides proactive outreach and support programs that address the challenges first-generation students may face as they acclimate to the university while also celebrating the unique strengths they bring to our campus. The program includes a variety of options through which first-generation college students can engage including a student organization, We Are First, a specialized living experience in Sargent Hall through a partnership with Housing and Residence Life, a seminar course in spring semester, and a first-gen awareness campaign, “First Gen? Me Too!”

Contact Angela Lash, associate director of the Allen Student Advising Center, with questions about OHIO First Scholars or to volunteer as a mentor.