S.M.A.R.T., Student Mentoring and Retention Team

College of Nursing and Health
Coordinator: Jane Doorley, RN, MS, APRN / CNS
(937) 775-4537

The S.M.A.R.T. program was started in May 1993 with a small grant funded through the WSU Alumni Foundation.

The program is a peer-mentoring model coordinated by the nursing students. The student coordinators hold office hours for "drop-in” mentoring.

Some of the S.M.A.R.T. services include: tutoring, support groups, assistance with class scheduling, book loans, and information about other Wright State University student services.

College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) Peer Mentoring Program

Coordinator:  Cindy Oakley, CECS Academic Affairs Coordinator
CECS Student Success Center – 280 Joshi Research Center
(937) 775-5272

A Peer Mentoring Program (PMP)  for CECS freshmen entering the college directly from high school is offered through the CECS  Student Success Center and is headquartered in 280 Joshi Research Center.  

Started in 2012, the program is open to every new CECS freshmen beginning day one of New Student Summer Orientation.  The program draws upon approximately 40 upperclassmen who volunteer to serve as mentors.   CECS Peer Mentors understand that their service to the incoming students is invaluable and gain leadership skills by participating. 

The CECS Peer Mentors promote utilization of college’s success initiatives and guide freshmen students to seek out these resources early on and often.  Mentors provide friendship as well as informal social networks that strengthen bonds and community spirit among engineering and computer science students.   Mentors and their mentees attend informal pizza luncheons, meet and greet events, and PMP Fun Night activities which promote a relaxed social atmosphere and opportunity for informative exchange.