Supporting Unity & Success To Achieve In Numbers
Developed by the Office of Student Development- Intercultural Engagement, SUSTAIN: Excellence (Supporting Unity & Success To Achieve In Numbers) is a program which includes a variety of activities and services to support the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic or religious communities, students in the LGBTQ and ally community, and first-generation students. SUSTAIN: Excellence focuses on promoting unity, connecting to campus resources, and enhancing leadership and academic success. The different component of SUSTAIN:Excellence includes:
Apply to be a MENTOR: Mentor applications ARE AVAILABLE NOW. Click here to apply.
Completed applications are due Friday March 8, 2013.
Interviews will take place March 19-22, 2013. All mentors will be notified by Friday March 29, 2013.
Click here to learn more the responsibilities of being a Mentor or attend any one of the following information sessions in the Center for Intercultural Engagement (AMU 111):
Tuesday, February 19 Info Session 4-4:30, 4:30-5:00
Thursday, February 21 Info Session 3:30-4:00, 4-4:30
Monday, February 25 Info Session 5-5:30, 5:30-6:00
Wednesday, February 27 Info Session 6-6:30, 6:30-7:00
Thursday, February 28 Info Session 5-5:30, 5:30-6:00
If you have questions about the SUSTAIN: Excellence program, please contact Carla Cadet, Assistant Dean for Intercultural Engagement, at (414) 288-7205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply to be a MENTEE:
Complete the Mentee Application form by Friday, August 17, 2012.
As a mentee, students will be connected with an upper-class mentor who will serve as a resource person, an advocate and friend. Mentors and mentees are expected to meet weekly and maintain consistent communication throughout the year.
If you are interested in having a peer mentor for the upcoming academic year, please fill out the application below by Friday, August 17, 2012. Once we receive your application, we will attempt to assign you a SUSTAIN: Excellence Mentor. You will then be notified of your status by Orientation week (August 22nd-25th) and invited to attend the SUSTAIN: Excellence Mentoring reception on Thursday, August 30, 2012.
Multicultural Success Series Workshops
Engaging workshops that will cover a range of important topics from managing finances to building strong relationships with faculty, alumni, and university administration for student participation in SUSTAIN and general campus community.
Group Peer Support (GPS) Series
GPS is a series of discussion/support groups providing students an opportunity to build community with each other, develop a stronger connection to campus, learn about campus resources that will promote leadership development, and discuss topics related to diversity and inclusion
1MU: A group open to first-generation students to connect and build a sense of community on campus, develop leadership skills, and discuss campus experiences and other topics related to diversity and inclusion. First generation students are students who are the first in their family to attend a college or university.
Multicultural MEN (Male Empowerment Network): A group open to MU men who are students from underrepresented communities to connect and build a sense of community on campus, develop leadership skills, and discuss campus experiences and other topics related to diversity and inclusion
DIVA Circles (Diverse Individuals Valuing Another): A group open to MU women who are students from underrepresented communities to connect and build a sense of community on campus, develop leadership skills, and discuss campus experiences and other topics related to diversity and inclusion
Throughout the year, various campus partners and resources will work with SUSTAIN participants to provide tailored consultation in the Center for Intercultural Engagement.
Multicultural First Year Commencement (Coming Soon)
This ceremony recognizes the academic and leadership achievement of first year students who successfully completed SUSTAIN and are returning to Marquette.
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