Mentor Program

Now Recruiting Staff & Faculty Mentors!Lead2family

If you are Faculty or Staff at Appalachian State University, consider becoming a Professional Mentor for our ASCEND Supplemental Orientation Program! As a Professional Mentor, you will meet with a small group of students on a monthly basis to discuss issues and challenges they have been facing. The ASCEND Leadership Team in MSD has prepared a facilitator guide, and will meet with you to help you lead effective, meaningful discussions. The students served by ASCEND are from marginalized and historically underrepresented backgrounds, including:

Students of Color

Students with Disabilities/Diverse Abilities

LGBTQIA+ Students

First Generation Students

Students from Low Income Backgrounds

Email J. Spenser Darden for more information!