Dr. Harley E. Flack Student Mentoring Program
Peer and Professional Mentors
After an initial meeting with the Assistant Director or Graduate Assistant, students will be matched with both a peer and a professional mentor.
Peer Mentors: Our peer mentors are Harley E. Flack Student Mentoring participants who have already achieved some success at Rowan. They are trained to listen to their mentees’ concerns, share their own experiences, and help their mentees create their own path to success.
Professional Mentors: Our professional mentors are a diverse group of Rowan University faculty and staff members. What draws them to volunteer their precious time and energy to this program is their commitment to helping Rowan students map out their own academic and professional success.
Innovative Academic Workshops
Throughout each semester, program participants are given the opportunity to attend a series of mentoring program specific academic workshops. Past topics have included:
- Study Smart and Get Organized: Your GPA Matters Now
- Beyond a “Hook-Up:” Networking 101
- Don’t Fall Asleep at the Wheel: Developing a Final Exam Action Plan
“Speak ‘n Eat” Conversation Series
Designed to focus on the whole student and to help program participants understand the importance of making healthy and safe choices, this conversation series focuses on topics similar to the following:
- Healthy Relationships
- Priorities, Values and Personal/Academic Standards
- Body Image and Media Portrayal of Men and Women
- Why Diversity Matters to Students
High School Mentoring Initiatives
At the foundation of all effective mentoring programs, is the core principle that each individual who is BEING MENTORED should at the same time be serving as a MENTOR. Thus, in an effort to support the growth and development of first year participants, they are encouraged to participate in our High School Mentoring Initiatives and serve as mentors to some high school students in Rowan’s neighboring community.