Transfer Mentoring Program

Transfer Mentoring Program

Feeling overwhelmed coming to Fredonia? There is a transfer student who knows what you are going through and is here to help you.

The Transfer Mentorship Program is here to assist Transfer Students with their transition to Fredonia! The program aims to pair incoming transfer students with current transfer students to provide guidance, knowledge, and support with their academic and social needs. Mentors will be a point-of-contact through personal weekly emails and will encourage their mentees to attend events and meetings throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Our goal is to provide new transfer students with the resources to comfortably adjust and immerse themselves in the campus community!

Below you will see the steps (in order) to request and receive a Transfer Student Mentor:

1. Receive email from the Transfer Academic Advisor 

2. Fill out the Survey

  • You will find the link to the google form survey in the initial email you receive from the Transfer Academic Advisor

3. You receive a mentor

  • Once you complete the survey you will be assigned to one of the transfer student mentors

4. Lookout for the 1st outreach from your mentor

  • This will be the first communication you will have with your assigned student mentor

If you missed the survey deadline and would still like to receive a student mentor, please contact the Transfer Student Advisor, Joshua Croxton, and request a mentor.

Mentor Minimum Qualifications

  • Mentor must have at least one semester as a Fredonia student
  • Mentor must have transferred to Fredonia
  • Mentor are encouraged to attend as many transfer events as possible
  • Mentor should be able to communicate with people different than themselves
  • Mentor should be interested in helping others

Interested mentors also have the opportunity to participate in the program as an intern and receive one credit towards their course work. Along with the listed qualifications above, interns must also meet the following qualifications:

  • Maintain a 2.25 GPA
  • Comfortable working in a group environment 
  • Attend TSO and Tau Sigma meetings if eligible and do not have class conflicts 
  • Attend a minimum of one event 

Being a mentee comes with great opportunities. You can ask for help as soon as you get here! Whether you’re unsure of where your classes are or which clubs to join, there is someone who is willing to help. You’ll receive weekly emails from your mentor with both academic and social updates. This allows you to stay in the loop on what Fredonia's many clubs are offering. When the semester is over, you’ll have another familiar face to make Fredonia feel like home.



Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Year in College: Senior
Major: Music Industry
Minor: Business Administration
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Campus Involvement: President of the Transfer Student Organization, Secretary/Treasurer of  Business Club, Vice President of Fredonia Mock Trial team, Sister circle Public Relations chair, Music director and VP  of divine sound, Treasurer of Black student Union, Alma matter, jump start mentor, new student orientation leader. 
Hobbies: Reading, Sleeping, Music, Hanging out with friends
Mentoring Testimonial:
I transferred from Ithaca College after my freshman year. I started my sophomore year at Fredonia in the fall of 2020. I decided to come to Fredonia because it is close to home and they had the major I wanted. I became a transfer student mentor because I’ve learned so much through the Transfer mentoring program and wanted to be able to be an extra resource for students that were in the same position I was in. 
Advice for Incoming Transfer Students: 
My advice is to not only get connected with the people, professors, and clubs here on campus but to learn the important skill of self-advocacy. Knowing how, who, and when to speak up for yourself is a key to creating the experience you want! Don't be afraid to try new things! 
Favorite Part of Fredonia:My favorite part of Fredonia's campus is how the campus looks and feels at night. It’s the perfect time to take a walk or sit in the grass solo or with friends.

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