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Who We Are

SUCCESS Group PictureMentees in the SUCCESS Mentor Program are classified as first-generation college students who are looking for guidance and a social support group during their first year at TWU. 

This guidance and support is provided by the peer mentors, fellow mentees, and the OIS staff through informal and formal interaction as well as programs and events throughout the year. 

“I've learned several methods of how to organize and prepare myself for class and homework assignments as well as events.”

“I decided to apply to the Success Mentoring Program because I will have someone to guide me in college, gain some leadership skills, make friends and have classes with my neighbors. I didn't know anything about college so having a mentor to assist me will help me a lot in school.”

“Since I was the first person in my family to go to college, I wanted someone to help me transition into the college life.”

Program Eligibility

  • First-generation college student- someone whose parents, neither mother nor father, or legal guardian did not graduate from a college or university.
  • Full-time status taking at least 12 hours at TWU
  • Desire to be mentored and a need for academic and social support

SUCCESS Living Learning Community

In order to facilitate a supportive educational environment, SUCCESS also includes a Living Learning Community (LLC) in collaboration with University Housing. Up to forty (40) SUCCESS Mentees living in University Housing will be a part of the SUCCESS LLC on a floor in Guinn Hall. They will receive the benefit of a Resident Advisor, a Peer Advisor, as well as the team of Peer Mentors.  Commuter and non-LLC students will still be able to receive all of the benefits of the program without living in the community. Sign-up for the SUCCESS LLC is on a first come first served basis through University Housing, upon selection into the program. Visit the LLC Website for more information


  • SUCCESS participants may not be a member of another learning community.
  • All mentees participating in SUCCESS will be required to enroll in the University 1231: Contemporary Learning in Higher Education course, a one-hour credit course focusing on success tools for undergraduate study.

How to Get Involved


Applications for the 2014-2015 cohort are not yet being accepted. Participation will be limited to 35-40 students. If you are interested in being a part of SUCCESS for the 2014-2015 academic year, please complete the mentee application. If you are interested in also participating in the SUCCESS living learning community also complete the LLC application:

  1. The SUCCESS Mentee Application.   
  2. An LLC application located on the LLC Website.


  • Priority application deadline –May 16, 2014
  • Applications received after the priority deadline will still be considered until all spots are taken. Applications will also be available at New Student Orientation during the summer.

For More Information, Contact:

Michelle Buggs
Assistant Director
Office of Intercultural Services
Jones Hall, Suite 200
(940) 898-3679

page last updated 4/17/2014 3:13 PM