Mentoring and Student Success Programs

Our mentoring and student success programs can help manage a student’s transition and foster campus connections. They provide opportunities for students to gain skills that will provide a foundation for success at the university while building supportive relationships with program staff. The programs use peers and professional staff to connect students to resources and social networks, highlight strengths, develop goals, build academic skills and provide growth opportunities throughout their college career. Offering students these connections and resources often leads to increased student success, both in and out of the classroom.

Application Form

After reviewing the programs below, please fill out our application form if you are interested in participating. 

First Generation Students

Are you the first in your family to go to college? There are several resources available to first generation students at Northern Arizona University.  Please click here for more information.

Summer Bridge Programs

These programs are offered during the summer to help prepare for the university experience.  Click the links below to find out more!

Other Mentoring Programs

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    Blavin Scholars

    Paul and Amy Blavin have started a NAU scholarship program for people who have aged out of the foster care system.

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    First Scholars

    First Scholars is an initiative of The Suder Foundation, whose mission is to dramatically increase the graduation rate of first-generation college students and to prepare each scholar for a life with self-awareness, success, and significance.

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    Fostering Success

    The Fostering Success program is a new initiative designed to increase the number of Northern Arizona University graduates who have aged out of foster care, build a community of scholars among foster alumni at Northern Arizona University, and provide a transitional pathway to adulthood through the experience of the program.

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    Native American Student Services (NASS) Scholars

    This program is designed for new freshmen and transfers students to ease the transition to college and to help students to stay on track by offering support services and activities to connect to campus.

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    Peer Jacks

    Exclusively for out-of-state students attending Northern Arizona University, the Peer Jacks mentoring program helps freshmen transition to university life.

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    Student Support Services

    Student Support Services has implemented a variety of programs and initiatives to ensure you receive the aid and attention you need to succeed.

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    Transfer and Commuter Connections

    NAU Transfer and Commuter Connections is committed to providing support and services for transfer students (both in and out of state) and commuter students.