The Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion (CSDI) staff and peer mentors invite incoming first-year students to register for the M.E.L.T. Mentoring Program. MELT stands for Match, Empower, Learn, and Teach. Its purpose is to create a caring mentoring partnership between mentors (current sophomore, juniors, and seniors) and mentees (first-year students who are first in their immediate families to go to college, students of color, LGBTQ+ students, and other historically underrepresented students). This program is sponsored and coordinated by CSDI.
The goal of MELT is to contribute to the advancement of first-year students by aiding in their academic, emotional, and social adjustment, and personal development. This happens by training peer mentors to assist mentees in developing:
Confidence and positive attitudes about learning
Respecting and involving mentees in decisions about their education and learning process
Supporting and praising mentees for their efforts rather than criticizing them
Seeking to understand the psychological, emotional, and physical problems that may cause historically underrepresented students to have difficulty at John Carroll
More information about what CSDI provides and testimonials about MELT can be found on our Instagram page (@jcucsdi). Questions about MELT or anything regarding CSDI can be sent to email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you and helping in any way that we can.
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Match. Empower. Learn. Teach. Peer Mentoring Program
MELT creates a caring partnership between mentors (current students) and mentees (students who are first in their families to go to college, students of color, LGBTQ+ students, and other historically underrepresented students).
Cultural Student Organizations
CSDI advises most cultural student organizations on campus.
Educational Events and Opportunities
CSDI provides a variety of educational programs to support the University’s goal of fostering an inclusive community.