In an effort to boost retention and school spirit, the STAR Program has created a new peer mentoring program set to begin Fall 2014.
“Gator Guides” will serve as mentors to a small selection of FTICs (first time in college students) – creating a “Gator Crew.” The Gator Guide will offer peer insight on academic and social life at UHD, as well as provide supplemental support for the FTICs, all while building a lasting relationship throughout the first semester.
FTICs are encouraged by their Gator Guide to:
- Study efficiently and effectively,
- Utilize the University’s resources,
- Get involved on campus,
- Meet other students with similar interests and
- Build a close community on campus.
Gator Guides must submit an application, letter of recommendation and participate in an interview with the STAR Program team.
A total of 38 Gator Guides will be chosen, with the first group, pictured below, serving as the group’s advisory board. Check them out below!