Mission and Vision
Protege is a peer mentoring program through which upper-level students help first-year students make the transition to academic life at Providence College. The program provides mentees with a personal resource who can assist them in managing their classroom commitments as they embrace the many co- and extra-curricular opportunities that PC has to offer.
Whom does the program serve?
Both mentor and mentee can benefit from the positive relationship and developmental experience. New students benefit from the program by having support and guidance not only as they enter Providence College, but throughout the first semester. Peer mentors will have the opportunity to share their knowledge and personal experiences. The mentoring relationship encourages growth through personal reflection and open dialogue. Protege is committed to service and the development of peer leaders in a diverse community.
How does the program work?
Incoming, first-year students are invited to Protege during the summer months and assigned to a mentor for the fall semester. Whenever possible, mentors and mentees are paired on the basis of shared academic and personal interests. Throughout the fall semester, mentors and mentees meet on a weekly basis to address academic challenges and to connect mentees with the various support services that are available. Periodic social events bring all mentors and mentees together, encouraging collaborative mentoring and a sense of community.
Kick-Off Dinner - September - TBA
Pumpkin Carving Party - October - TBA
Registration Relief - November - TBA
Countdown to Finals! - December - TBA
Weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 4:00pm in Office of Academic Services - Guest Speakers TBA