Multicultural Programs and Services

CONNECTIONS Peer Mentoring Program

The CONNECTIONS Peer Mentoring Program, sponsored by the Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Center for Student Life, is designed to assist incoming first-year students of color with their adjustment to the Clemson University environment. First-year students (mentees) from culturally diverse backgrounds and majors are paired with upperclass student leaders of color who serve as mentors and role models. These leaders serve as mentors who provide academic and developmental support through relationship connections, leadership development, support resources, direction and guidance, as well as participating in campus wide programming.

First year students interested in gaining systems of support by upperclassmen who can help you navigate your first year at Clemson should apply to be a part of CONNECTIONS today!

What do first year students gain from participating in CONNECTIONS?

  • Opportunities to interact with various faculty and staff across campus on a more intimate level
  • Access to leadership and involvement opportunities on campus
  • Skills to help you be successful both inside and outside the classroom
  • Interactions with students of similar racial and ethnic backgrounds
  • Skills necessary to navigate and succeed at Clemson from students who have been in your shoes!
  • Lasting friendships and memories

If you are a first year student and are interested in joining CONNECTIONS to help in your transition, please complete the mentee application .

If you are an upperclass student and are interested in serving as a CONNECTIONS Peer Mentor, please complete the mentor application.

Have questions? Please contact:
Ray Berry, Interim Associate Director for Multicultural Programs and Services