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Hostos Mentoring Program

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in cooperation with the Office of Academic Advisement is working together with a steering committee that consists of faculty and staff to reestablish the Hostos Mentoring Program.


Research has proven that students who are connected to and feel comfortable at an institution of higher learning are more likely to graduate from that institution. Contrarily, students who must rely on their own support networks are more likely to transfer or drop-out. The Hostos Mentoring Program is built on the philosophy that the personal connection between a mentor and mentee will support student self-advocacy leading a determined student to graduate from Hostos Community College. The positive connections that students make at the college foster the creation of a safe and comfortable learning environment where academic exploration and experimentation are encouraged.

  1. The Hostos Mentoring Program steering will establish a network of faculty and staff who volunteer to support and guide students through the college experience.
  2. The Hostos Mentoring Program will foster mentoring relationships that support students journey towards self-reliance, successful graduation, and transfer to a four-year institution or job placement.
  3. The Hostos Mentoring Program will challenge students to work through personal and academic challenges, and build self-esteem and confidence through the pursuit of higher education.

The Hostos Mentoring Programs intends to help Hostos Community College students feel supported by college personnel, comfortable and safe in a welcoming learning environment, and challenged and rewarded by successfully navigating the college process. The Program will support the acquisition of knowledge and the journey to becoming life-long learners.

Center for Teaching and Learning (B - 462)
Hostos Community College
500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
For more information, please call: 718-518-6609 or email sbrennan@hostos.cuny.edu

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