Written by: Michael Henry
UAH is consistently dedicated to helping students do the best they can during their time in college, no matter where they are in their collegiate career. This fall, the Housing Office and Leadership Office are joining together to introduce a new program designed to transition first year students and to quickly get them plugged in on campus.
LEAP (Leadership Education & Advising Program) involves first year students who are interested in getting involved in UAH (mentees) and pairing them up with students that are currently involved on campus (peer mentors). They all get to know each other before they are paired up based on aspects from personality types to similar interests. From there, the peer mentor helps their mentee become comfortable with all aspects of UAH by participating in campus events, helping them with school questions, and regularly checking in to make sure the new student is adjusting well to college.
I think this is an awesome opportunity for new students to quickly become familiar with UAH. All first year students now have the opportunity to directly connect to an experienced Charger who can “show them the ropes.” Looking back at my first year, I would have loved to have a program like this to provide support and guidance along the way. Now, I get the opportunity to help other students get involved in UAH and help their transition to college go smoothly. It’s going to be an awesome program for me to be involved with this upcoming fall!
Want more information on how to become involved in LEAP or other leadership activities on campus? Click HERE!