LSSU Mentoring Program

Welcome to the LSSU Mentoring Program

The LSSU Mentoring Program is a mentoring program for first-time students. The program matches freshmen with mentors (successful upperclassmen) based on their academic interest to provide personalized support and connection to campus resources. The LSSU Mentoring Program is here for you- to help you succeed, grow and successfully graduate from Lake State.

The LSSU Mentoring Program is a free program for all incoming students! Funds are provided by the Title III grant.

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Want to be a mentor? Now accepting applications for the 2018-19 academic year!

The Chat Box

Mentors are available to speak with you regarding multiple issues- improving your GPA, study and test taking skills, time management, on-campus involvement, interpersonal skills, boosting self confidence, and utilizing campus resources. You can find the Chat Box on the main floor of the library.

Hours (Fall/Spring semesters)

Monday-Thursday: 10:00am-9:00pm

  • Visit our mobile location outside the Quarterdeck every Monday from 11:00am-1:00pm!

Friday: 10:00am-6:00pm

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm

Please note: The Chat Box is closed during the summer!

Upcoming Events

Please check back soon for Fall 2018 events!

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Student Testimonials

“My name is Morgan Shafer and I am a junior nursing student at Lake State. This school year I have had the amazing op­portunity to be a Student First Mentor to four pre-nursing students. I was impacted and inspired by all of their hardworking and positive attitudes. I am so blessed to have had an opportunity to share my passion for my school to several new students helping them get adjusted in the transition from high school to college. I benefited in so many ways from this op­portunity. It has a helped me meet new people whom I now call my friends. It has also helped me to enhance my time management skills as I balanced two small side jobs, extracurricular activities and nursing school.”

Morgan Shafer (B.S. 2016)

“My experience as a student first mentee was phenomenal. The program really helped me grow as a student and as a social person. Coming into LSSU, I didn’t know anybody. I was alone constantly and very quickly I began experiencing the symptoms of depression. I went to student first because it was an organized group and I just needed to meet people. There, I met my wonderful mentor, Morgan Shafer and a great friend. Morgan was a very dedicated mentor. She was always there to talk and answer any questions I had. I enjoyed meeting with her and learning how to be a successful student from her. Participating in Student First made me come out of my shell a little bit. I started making many more friends and I was generally happier with my decision. I would recommend Student First to any college freshman because you really do learn skills that you need to be successful in college.”

Jenna Breen (B.S. 2018)