The NSP staff maintains an open door policy for Scholars to drop in any time for advice, information or simply a chat.
In small groups and in individual meetings, the NSP staff works with Scholars to:
Because the NSP aims to enroll 10 new Scholars in each freshman cohort, the program is never too large. This purposefully small size allows for inter-cohort mentoring between upperclassmen and freshmen. Even NSP alumni connect with new Scholars through a perennial "Success Portfolio" assignment as part of the freshman seminar. Scholars begin building these mentoring connections with older students immediately upon their arrival at Clemson at a New Scholar Retreat. This mentoring continues as older and younger students collaborate to develop new program ideas and to study together in preparation for study travel. Every year, senior Scholars note with amazement, and a little pride, that just a few years earlier they needed help and in their final year at Clemson, they are sought after for their wisdom.