Mentoring for Success Mission Statement
The Mentoring for Success program at Roxbury Community College strives to empower 18 to 24 year old students to achieve academic success. The program supports young adults at RCC, many of whom are first-generation students, in their academic pursuits by creating one-to-one mentoring relationships. Mentoring for Success assists students with the confidence, resources, and support they need to achieve their potential.
About Mentoring for Success:
The goal of the Mentoring for Success program is to guide and equip students to overcome challenges throughout the semester to achieve academic and personal success. With support from trained mentors and program staff, students will:
In addition, students will gain a supportive network of their peers in the program while engaging in workshops, informational sessions, and fun activities both on- and off-campus throughout the year.
Mentoring for Success focuses on four broad-range student support areas:
Knowledge of Higher Education Resources:
Mentoring for Success will provide students with personalized support in accessing higher education resources including Financial Aid with a focus on resources within RCC.
Comprehensive Understanding of Community College Culture:
Through the Mentoring for Success program, students will become better acclimated to RCC and their classes; program participants will develop a deeper knowledge of the institution to make the most of their academic career.
Strategies to Persist through Academic Studies:
Mentoring for Success will work collaboratively with students and their mentors to develop tools that will empower students to maintain good academic standing.
Time Management Skills
Mentoring for Success will develop the skills necessary to realistically incorporate academic success with non-academic responsibilities.
Benefits of the program:
If you are interested in being a MENTEE, you SHOULD:
Mentoring for Success – for Mentors
If you are interested in being a PEER-MENTOR, you SHOULD:
For further information about the Mentoring for Success program, please contact:
Mentoring for Success Program Coordinator | Highland Street Corps Ambassadors of Mentoring
Office of Student Life and Engagement
Roxbury Community College
Academic Building 3: Room 353-E
1234 Columbus Ave
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120
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The mission of the Office of Student Life and Student Engagement is to create an inclusive campus environment that serves the educational mission of the College by supporting student leadership, encouraging active citizenship, fostering and celebrating individual and community achievement.
The Office of Student Life offers programming that provides diverse opportunities for students to obtain practical skills and reflect on perspectives and experiences that better prepare them for achieving personal, professional and academic success. Student Life programming also creates opportunities for students to share their personal experiences, insights and values with their peers. Through these opportunities, students learn the value of engagement, collaboration and the benefits of working together to find mutually-beneficial solutions to the issues and concerns facing our campus, the local community and the world.
Involvement at RCC
Involvement at RCC means engaging both inside and outside of the classroom. This experience provides the student with the opportunity to interact with other students, faculty and staff. Getting involved in campus life can be as easy as participating in student clubs/organizations, attending campus events, working with students and faculty members on service learning projects, or attending special lectures and forums on campus.
RCC students have created organizations that range from cheerleading to creative writing. There is no doubt that the RCC student clubs are diverse and can provide students an unforgettable experience! If you can’t find a student organization that meets your interest, you can always start one of your own.
Why Should I get Involved?
Getting involved is key to your success at RCC. Involvement in campus activities helps students gain important skills. Skills learned through involvement are, oral and written communication skills, decision-making skills, self-confidence, organization skills, resourcefulness, and responsibility. Joining a student organization at Roxbury Community College offers many advantages that you might not get if you’re not involved, such as:
How do I begin my journey?
(Clubs as of fall 2012)
The annual Student Club/ Organization Registration process is usually the first full week of classes in September and January.
What is the Student Government Association (SGA)?
The Roxbury Community College “Student Government Association” (SGA) serves as the official student voice to the RCC Administration, the Board of Trustees, and the Massachusetts Board of Community Colleges. The mission of SGA is to earnestly represent the interests of students and increase student engagement by focusing their efforts on creating and continuing viable and effective student services, preserving and protecting RCC, and supporting students and student organizations in their academic and community endeavors. To this end, new leaders are elected from and by the general student populace each fall semester. SGA members serve on all college governance committees to guarantee active representation of student interests and concerns.
In order to qualify for an elected position, a student must:
What is the purpose of the SGA:
The purpose of the SGA is to
How many members are elected to the Student Government Association?
There are a total of 12 members:
What are the benefits of being an SGA member?
As a member of the Student Government Association you:
For more information about becoming involved in the SGA, please contact:
Office of Student Life and Student Engagement
Academic Building, Room 353
Tel: (617) 541-5332