New Heights Mentoring Program

Thanks for a great first year!

To our seven graduate student mentors, 49 undergraduate New Heights Scholars, faculty who participated in panels, and faculty and staff who organized and administered the program– thank you!

Several first generation undergraduates got involved in research directly through this program. As scholars, we learned a lot through this process and will present our findings in an academic setting this coming year.

We look forward to the next iteration of the program as we support each other in reaching new heights! More information to be announced.


May 10th PANEL WORKSHOP – communicating with faculty

An important workshop geared toward first generation college students. Get faculty perspectives and tips on how to communicate with faculty in order to become more involved in your classes and in research opportunities.


new heights 2017 panel workshop series

The Chicano Studies Institute and Clyde Woods Scholars invite you to announce the New Heights 2017 Panel Workshop Series. This series is one component of the New Heights Mentoring Program, which launched in April 2017. Workshops are open to all undergraduates.

Geared toward first generation college students and students of color, this is an opportunity to hear from graduate students, professors, and undergraduate leaders about their experiences in academia. The panelists will share will discuss getting to and getting through graduate school, challenges they have faced, what has helped them, and much more.

Select Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5pm
Phelps Hall 1160
April 12th
April 26th
May 10th
May 24th