Mentoring, Transition, and Persistence Programs

The University of Texas at Tyler offers various programs to assist students in their transition to life as a college student.

The Patriot Student Mentoring Program pairs freshmen students with a faculty or staff mentor who can support and guide them through their first year at UT Tyler. Monthly events are hosted to support the development of mentoring partnerships, to provide students with a social setting to meet other students, and to enhance the student’s overall university experience. These partnerships allow the student to develop skills that are of interest to them, to connect with other university staff and faculty who can assist them during their time at UT Tyler, and to give students a centralized, individual contact with the university who can answer questions and concerns.

The retention and persistence of all students is the central focus of Patriot Strong. Patriot Strong is a program which allows faculty and staff to enter alerts on behalf of a student that they feel can use additional support. Through a variety of alert types, Patriot Strong connects the student with campus resources to aid in their success. Patriot Strong teams are part of each undergraduate college and contain several key staff members who provide personalized assistance to students.