Student-Faculty Links is being revamped

Student-Faculty Links has been connecting new Huskies with faculty and staff for the past 30 years. Fall 2019 mentees expressed an overwhelming amount of satisfaction with their mentorship experience in the SFL program. First- and Second-Year Experience (FSYE) capitalized on this momentum and is introducing a newly formatted Student-Faculty Links.

“This is a great program. I feel lucky to be a part of it. My mentor has provided me with useful tips and honest observations on to how to improve/approach many school situations,” says a mentee from the 2018 cycle.

Student-Faculty Links is transitioning to a semi-formal structure with new requirements. Mentoring pairs will be expected to: participate in a Mentor Kickoff, attend one First-Year Success Series event (or other NIU sponsored event) and engage in mid-semester and end-of-semester events. These new requirements were created in response to feedback from assessments of the program.

One mentee noted in their feedback form last year, “I might suggest requiring (or suggesting) a more frequent meeting schedule/plan.” 

Involvement with this program is highly beneficial to new students seeking guidance and encouragement to make their college experience more successful and enjoyable. Please apply to make a difference in the life of a first-year student!

If interested in making a difference in the life of a first-year student, register to become a mentor.

Priority deadline for applications is Wednesday, July 10. Final deadline is Friday, August 9. 

If you would like to learn more about Student-Faculty Links, contact FSYE at 815-753-0028 or e-mail fsye@niu.edu.

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