Programs

Students Achieving Their Goals in Education

Purpose:
The purpose of the Office of Multicultural Affairs Students Achieving their Goals in Education (S.A.G.E.) mentoring program is to provide academic and transitional support for second-year students of color at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To ensure mentees develop high-achievement academically, become engaged in the campus community and maintain matriculation at the University through graduation.
  • To afford mentees with resources and opportunities at UMass Lowell that will enhance academic and leadership success, foster personal development and create a sense of belonging.
  • To develop healthy and strong relationships with a mentor that is identified as faculty, staff or Graduate Fellow at the University.
  • To foster relationships and networks on campus with key offices such as financial aid, centers for learning, residence life, career services and student activities & leadership.
  • To create a space to help members of marginalized racial/ethnic groups feel safe and can share their voice and story.
University Partners:
In collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, University partners in the S.A.G.E. Mentoring program initiative at UMass Lowell include: Office of Career Services & Co-Op, Center for Learning & Academic Support Services, Office of Residence Life, Student Activities & Leadership and Office of Financial Aid. At least one committed and dedicated liaison from each office will serve on the S.A.G.E. Mentoring program committee. The committee will be chaired by the Director of Multicultural Affairs. These partnerships will help the program be interwoven into the institution and create connectivity for mentees across campus. For more information about the S.A.G.E program, contact us at Multicultural_Affairs@uml.edu