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The following resources have been prepared for Wright State students to assist them in reaching their educational goals at Wright State University.

Emergency and Essential Resources

Wright State University offers many vital services that can help you in the event of a personal emergency or crisis. Please visit the Emergency and Essential Resources website to contact one of the emergency or essential departments.

Establishing Attendance/Participation

Students are expected to attend classes regularly and punctually and to be prepared for class meetings. As an institution that receives federal financial aid, Wright State must demonstrate that a student established attendance or completed an academically related activity for each individual course.

Communication with your professors is necessary to prevent being administratively dropped from your course(s).

Please be aware that if you are unable to attend a course(s) and need to drop that course, it is your responsibility to withdraw. Failure to withdraw within the 100% refund timeframe can result in debts to Wright State University and possibly prevent future term registration.

For more information about establishing attendance/participation and frequently asked questions, visit RaiderConnect.

Online Learning Tips for Success

Get tips and resources on how to manage your time and stay organized with online learning.

Peer Mentoring Programs

Wright State University offers a variety of Peer Mentorship Programs that are designed to connect you with fellow students for support in navigating the university through mentorship. Review the options below and sign up for the program that best fits your need:

Business Buddies

Department/Office: Raj Soin College of Business, Dean's Student Advisory Board
Targeted Population: First-time business students
Contact: Kayla O'Daniel

The Business Buddies program aims to increase students' sense of belonging and in turn, retention. New business students will be paired with their buddies (existing students) for guidance while navigating student life. The Business Buddies program will build relationships among business students and help with comprehensive student experiences, such as navigating academics, accessing Pilot, or being a friend to talk to.

Involvement Mentor Program

Department/Office: Student Involvement and Leadership
Targeted Population: Uninvolved students
Contact: Dylan Collison

Involvement mentors are specially trained peers tasked with engaging and supporting uninvolved students at Wright State University. This program is open to all students, but is especially popular for first-year and transfer students. The mentors help students evaluate their involvement capabilities, assist with time management, coordinate involvement planning, and make recommendations for involvement. By the end of a meeting with an involvement mentor, students can expect to have their involvement experience planned out for their entire college experience. Opportunities range from low commitment organizations and activities to holistic leadership opportunities.

Latino Success Peer Mentorship Program

Department/Office:Latino Center
Targeted Population: Open to all new incoming Latino students
Contact: Catherine Hogan

The Latino Success Peer Mentorship Program connects Latino students with upperclassmen for regular support. The program matches you with a Latino Center peer coach for regular meetings that encourage, give direction, and help you navigate Wright State successfully.

Peer Mentoring in Acting and Musical Theater Programs BFA

Department/Office: Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures
Targeted Population: Open to all students in Theater Program
Contact: Joe Deer

Peer Mentoring in Acting and Musical Theater Programs BFA connects you with a peer mentor for support and regular follow up.

Study Coaches

Department/Office: Academic Success Centers
Targeted Population: Open to all Wright State students
Contact: Madi Garrison

Study coaches help students develop a deeper understanding of class material, and gain successful skills that can improve their overall GPA. They assess student academic strengths and challenges to help students develop individualized strategies for their courses.

Student Ambassador/Mentor Program

Department/Office: College of Engineering and Computer Science
Targeted Population: First-year Engineering and Computer Science students
Contact: Danielle Heeter

The CECS Student Ambassador/Mentor Program provides bi-weekly follow-up to designated mentees, with discussion of problem-solving, study skills, and campus resources. It encourages students to create healthy social interactions within the college, university, and community.

Student Engagement Mentoring Program (C-SEMP)

Department/Office: College of Science and Math
Targeted Population: All first-year students in Science and Math majors
Contact: Nick Christian

C-SEMP engages and connects first-year students with continuing students in the college to help with the transition to college and understand the research and academic expectations for science and math majors.

Unicornship Peer Mentor Program

Department/Office: Office of LGBTQA Affairs
Targeted Population: First-year student mentees utilizing LGBTQA+ Affairs Services
Contact: Emily Yantis

The Unicornship Peer Mentor Program helps students reach personal and academic goals. It helps students building community and chosen family. Lastly, it helps students learn more about how to navigate Wright State University as an LGBTQA+ student.

Women of Color Student Mentorship and Leadership Cohort

Department/Office: The Women’s Center
Targeted Population: Undergraduate students who identify as woman of color. Must have at least a  2.5 GPA, applied to the program, and are available Thursdays from 2–4:30 p.m.
Contact: Mia Honaker

The Women of Color Student Leadership Cohort provides an empowering environment for students interested in mentorship, leadership, and community building.

On-Campus Child Care

Wright State University's Child Development Center, Mini University (Mini U), offers a variety of programs for children six weeks to twelve years of age. For more information about Mini U, call 937-775-4070 or see their flyer (PDF).