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Southwest Mentors Advancing Retention, Teamwork, and Success (SMARTS)

The mission of SMARTS is to develop supportive relationships between faculty/staff and students to provide campus advocates, resource information, guidance, and problem solving methods in order to encourage students to advance toward completion of a certificate or degree and ultimately, enter a career of choice.

Partner with a Faculty/Staff Mentor to:

  • Increase access to college-level education and academic program completion
  • Increase student involvement with faculty, staff and peers
  • Receive recognition at student award programs and other media events

Student/Mentee Qualifications:

  • New and returning Southwest students
  • Commitment to partner one semester with a faculty or staff mentor
  • Commitment to attend SMARTS meetings and events

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete the Student Mentee Information Sheet before the deadline.
  2. Attend a mandatory orientation to meet your mentor.

Remember to check Student Events Calendar for additional SMARTS related events.