The Faculty/Staff Mentoring Program
The Faculty/Staff Mentoring Program enhances the experience of first-year and transfer African American, Latino, Asian American, and Native American students by providing them with opportunities to build one-on-one mentoring relationships with faculty or staff members. The program aims to ease students' transition to the College and increase their abilities to meet the intellectual challenges of academic life.
Faculty/staff mentors are matched with incoming students of color based on similar academic, career and/or personal interests. Faculty/staff mentors serve as the students' mentor for one academic year, acting as a resource, support person and advocate. Students, faculty and staff in the program participate on a voluntary basis.
The mentoring program's goal is to support, encourage and inspire African American, Latino, Asian American, and Native American students to gain the greatest benefit from their educational experience by alleviating initial isolation, improving study skills, increasing interaction between faculty/staff and students, and making appropriatereferrals to academic and student support service programs.
Read about participants' experiences
Peer Mentor Program
The Peer Mentor Program is designed to help new incoming multicultural students in their transition to the Keene State community. Students are matched with peer mentors based on their academic, social and personal interests. Peer mentors help acquaint their mentees with the KSC campus, offer support and advice as necessary, encourage the pursuit of academic excellence, and refer students to the appropriate on and off campus resources. New students are invited to participate in the program on a voluntary basis prior to their arrival on campus.
If you are a new student and would like to participate in the program, please print and complete the application form, and send it to:
Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
229 Main St.
Keene NH 03435-3003
Multicultural History School Outreach Program
OMSA works collaboratively with local elementary schools to design multicultural programs that increase multicultural awareness among school-aged children in the Keene community. In February for Black History Month, OMSA in conjunction with KSC Reads pilot a series of programs which focus on the contributions of Black American Inventors to the U.S. Keene State student presenters visit grades 4-5 at local elementary schools and facilitate interactive workshop.
Diversity Advocate Program
The Diversity Advocate Program is a proactive educational advocacy group that promotes diversity and acceptance throughout Keene State College. The Diversity Advocates are trained to conduct educational workshops they develop. Advocates increase awareness and acceptance of diversity-related issues, as well as create dialogue that explores the campus definition and perception of diversity, and work to build community.