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Mentoring Programs

OPAL runs a variety of mentoring programs across different communities. Find out more below!

Note: Mentee deadline has been extended until Friday, September 15 at 5:00 PM EST.

Asian/American Mentoring Program (AAMP)

The Asian/American Mentoring Program (AAMP) pairs incoming students with current students during their first year at Dartmouth. Through discussions, socials, and mentor-mentee relationships, AAMP hopes to provide a space for students to find community and explore what it means to identify as part of the Asian American community. All students who self-identify as Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, or have an interest in the Asian American Pacific Islander community are welcome to apply.

Dartmouth Advancing Blackness Fellowship (D.A.B. Fellowship)

The DAB Fellowship is a development program for young Black men providing a medium through which they can collectively engage, excel, and educate as active members of the Dartmouth community.

We're First!": First Generation and/or Low Income Community Mentoring 

"We're First!" is a mentoring program that connects students in the FGLI community with a First Gen-identified faculty or staff member, or First Gen Campus Ally who will follow them throughout their entire Dartmouth career. First Gen Mentors help students become more connected to Dartmouth, while building sense of community and support among the entire First Generation campus population. Through 1:1 relationships, mentors support students by sharing their own similar experiences, provide prospective on personal and professional growth from a First Gen perspective, help students set goals and build networks, navigate challenges, and celebrate successes!

Latinx Partnerships for Success (LPS)

Latinx Partnership for Success brings together a cohort of new students to build community bonds, receive one-on one mentoring, and grow as leaders in their community. A cohort is a group of people who have banded together to form a community of support and companionship. The LPS First-Year Cohort will be a group of peers who will also be experiencing similar transitions during their time at Dartmouth and can help serve as a source of strength and connection for each other.
During the Fall term, LPS participants will attend weekly discussions relevant to campus life and Latinx identity. During the Winter term participants will be paired with an older student for 1-on-1 mentoring through regular meetings. Finally, during the Spring term, students will attend activities and sessions designed to support their academic, professional and leadership development.

Read the LPS Program Description for more information.

Partnerships in Pride (PinP)

Partnerships in Pride helps students explore their personal interests, take advantage of campus resources, and find their own sense of community! Mentors aim to support mentees through many facets of LGBTQIA+ identity exploration, development, and affirmation. This is accomplished through frank, informal, one-on-one conversations, wherein support and information are provided from program coordinators.

Mentor and Mentee Application Deadline extended to Friday, September 22 at 5:00 PM EST


RISE is a 4-year enrichment program that builds upon the resilience, integrity, and strength of young Black women, empowering them to be their best selves. This program facilitates a smooth transition for first-year students on campus through its mentoring program, as well as support upperclasswomen with professional transitions and mentorship by Black women professionals in the northeast.



Apply to any of the above programs using the OPAL Mentoring Program Application!


International Student Mentor Program

The International Student Mentor Program provides immediate support and assistance to Dartmouth College's newest international undergraduates through correspondence that begins before new students arrive on campus. This program of support and friendship continues formally throughout orientation and is ongoing during the first two terms of a student's life at Dartmouth.

Student interested in ISMP can apply during the summer term. If you have any questions, please contact the Assistant Dean and Advisor to International Students, Danielle M. Hussey


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Last Updated: 9/17/17