Finding U at ONU and Other Institutions: An Innovative Mentoring Program for Students of Color at a Small Private Comprehensive Liberal Arts University
This session examines an innovative mentoring program designed to assist with the retention of first and second year African American and Latino students at Ohio Northern University. Information on the rationale for the Finding U at ONU program will be provided, as well as insights and lessons learned from its implementation and structure. Finally, this session will address current efforts to measure the effectiveness of the program, as well as expansion of the program. This session should particularly benefit those who are interested in establishing an innovative mentoring program at a small college or university setting for minority students, students interested in taking an active role in retention, and those who are concerned with retention issues related to African American, Latino and other minority populations.
Keywords: Mentoring, Retention
Clyde Wilson Pickett
Director of Multicultural Diversity, Multicultural Development