First 2 Go is a mentorship program that provides support and guidance to students whose parents did not attain a bachelor’s degree. The goal is to connect first generation students to campus members who can provide resources, support, and guidance specific to first generation students.
First2Go mentors are paired with first generation students participating in the mentorship program. Mentors are expected to create a relationship with the student, meet with their mentee twice a month. Students may be struggling with: homesickness, getting involved, studying and organizational skills, financial issues, family expectations/support, and many other areas. Some students need a mentor to serve as an accountability partner and others may need a mentor to help talk through the changes they are experiencing. An event for all First2Go students and mentors will be held each semester. Mentors will also be asked to send updates of meetings and issues raised through individual meetings.
First2Go mentors are asked to commit to their mentee for one academic year. If unable to commit to a full academic year please make note on the application. If something were to arise unexpectedly please notify us as soon as possible. Currently, mentors are asked to volunteer their time to the program without additional compensation.
Please take this opportunity to connect with first generation students and welcome them to OSU campus. If you are interested in this program, please fill out the attached application and email to: email@example.com
as soon as possible. Please pass on this information to anyone that you think would be a great mentor!