Resident Student Mentors

Resident Student Mentors

Pictured here (L-R): Emily Robinson, Patrick Intallura, Sanna Fogt, Brittney Gross, and Coral Chiaretti

The Resident Student Mentor (RSM) is a paraprofessional member of the Academic Services and Residential Life staffs. The RSM lives and works with the students enrolled in a specific first-year seminar (FYS) as part of a Living Learning Community (LLC). The role of the RSM includes:

  • attending the FYS
  • assisting on all field trips
  • supporting in-class learning
  • fostering out-of-class learning through activities, study sessions, and individual peer mentoring
  • helping with the ARC-100 classes during the Spring Semester

In addition, the RSMs give presentations and lead discussions on various topics at the annual off-campus Academic Success Retreat. The goal is clear: peers helping peers leads to successful outcomes.