Multicultural Connectors Program
Who are they
- Connectors are sophomore through senior students
What do they do
- Connectors reach out to first-year students to make them aware of what’s happening on campus and help them adjust to college. Essentially they help them get connected to campus.
Why do we need Connectors
- According to Vincent Tinto an expert on student retention, (all) students who get involved and feel they are part of the university and interact with students, faculty and staff are more likely to strive to complete their college education. If you feel comfortable you can focus on our studies instead of worrying about fitting in and finding friends.
What do Connectors do with students
- Previous years' connectors have had movie nights in the William McClain Black Culture House, game nights, homemade dinners, study sessions, lunch and dinner together, shopping trips, pizza parties, trips to the library or just hung out. You name it, they do it.
Are students assigned to a Connector
- No! At the initial meeting our purpose is to have everyone meet each other. During that and subsequent programs in the first week of classes we work to make sure every first-year student is connected with a current Wittenberg student. We connect people based on mutual rapport and similar interests.
How can I be a part of the program
- Whether you are a first-year student or a current student who wants to be a part of the connectors program, contact the office of Multicultural Student Programs.
- Visit the Web site
- Phone: (937) 327-7800
Is the Connectors program only for Black Students
- No. The program is for all students of color. We do however have a limited number of Connectors. As the program grows we will expand our target market to other groups.
What’s the difference between the Connectors program and a Mentoring program?
- The Connectors program primary focus is to establish a rapport with students and the community they now live in. Mentoring programs are typically about role modeling, guidance and one person showing or sharing with another how to get where they are.