The mission of the Office of Minority Student Programs is multi-faceted and includes the following objectives:
The following student organizations work to provide minority students with opportunities for leadership and personal development:
For more information about Minority Student Organizations, visit: http://www4.semo.edu/EAP/asp/studentorganizations.asp.
The purpose of the Minority Mentor Program is to help the University maintain a consistent minority enrollment while focusing on quality as well as quantity. The program also seeks to assist in the recruitment of students who have scored in the ACT range for which the University does not have scholarship programs.
Students are selected for the program based on the following criterion:
To provide the student with a holistic educational experience, participating students
are required to live on campus. Students who are not eligible for other types of scholarships
are given additional consideration.
Currently, students are given two-year assignments in the program.
Each department exercises appropriate judgment regarding employment and guidance of their students; however, there are specific student needs associated with the placement.
For more information regarding the Minority Mentor Program, visit: http://www4.semo.edu/EAP/asp/minoritymentorprogram.asp.
The Office of Minority Student Programs has sponsored several programs for the purpose of educating and informing the University population as well as that of the surrounding community in minority student issues. These programs include:
For more information regarding cultural programs, visit: http://www4.semo.edu/EAP/asp/culturalprograms.asp.
The purpose of the Peer Mentor Program is to assist with new-student transitions on and to improve the graduation rate of minority students. The program pairs an upperclassman who has shown academic proficiency and leadership skills with a first-year student. The upperclassman serves as a mentor and guide to the new student as he/she faces the first year of college.
Peer mentors provide assistance and guidance to new students in the following ways:
For more information concerning the Peer Mentoring Program, visit: http://www4.semo.edu/EAP/asp/peermentorprogram.asp.
This program is open to entering freshman, new transfer students and returning students with less than 60 credit hours. Students applying to the program must have the following qualifications:
The program awards $500 to $2000 annually to match all or a portion of a student’s contributed, non-University, merit or achievement scholarships and federal or state financial aid. For more information regarding the Matching Success Award Program, visit: http://www4.semo.edu/EAP/asp/msaprogram.asp.
The INROADS program places talented minority youth in business and industry and prepares them for corporate and community leadership roles. To be recruited by the INROADS program, minority students must have a GPA of 3.0 or better. Scholarships also are available for students who complete the INROAD pre-collegiate program. For information about the INROADS program, visit: http://www4.semo.edu/EAP/asp/INROADS.asp.
For more information regarding Minority Student Programs or to download a program application form, a mentor contact form or a student contact form, visit: http://www4.semo.edu/EAP/.