Mentors serve as a tremendous source of support to first-year students.
Each First-Year Seminar also has an upperclass student leader - called a Mentor - who work with the students in the seminar outside of the classroom. Mentors are carefully selected and specially trained to help each and every first-year student make a smooth transition into the DePauw community. Mentors serve as excellent resources for first-year students as they begin navigating their way through the University. These student leaders engage their Mentor Groups in team building activities that allow for the group to become close and serve as a source of support for one another. Mentors strive to promote intellectual, social and personal development of first-year students during their entire first year at DePauw.
Your First-Year Experience
“The program is like anything in life – you get out of it what you put into it. First-year students have the potential of gaining a lot from this program – giving them the opportunity to learn, reflect and lean on others for support during the transition to college life,” Merkel says.