People of Color in Predominantly White Institutions


Date of this Version

November 2005


Improving the collegiate experience for students of color remains a central concern in higher education. The Students of Color Mentoring, Aiding, Retaining and Teaching (S.M.A.R.T.) Program was developed by the Office of Resident Life to assist the retention and academic achievement of students of color. This presentation highlights this peer mentoring program, its distinctive features, and its assessment results indicating positive impact on retention and academic achievement.