The Lewis University Mentoring Program, Flyers Rise, will connect students of color with a mentor to assist in identity development, networking skills, and professional development with an end goal of post college success. In addition, the program offers students programming aimed specifically for underrepresented minority college students to help in their preparation for an effective and meaningful experience with their mentor.

Flyers Rise

Flyers Rise provides an opportunity for students to gain valuable guidance on a variety of topics including one-on-one advice, networking, interviewing and job shadowing.

Program Recruitment: Fall Semester (Annually)

Program Begins: Spring Semester/January (Annually)

Time Commitment: 2-3 Mentor/Mentee Connections Per Month from January-April.

Benefits of Participating in the Program

Students will gain support in their pursuit of becoming college educated while establishing a relationship with alumni of Lewis University. Students will learn constructive ways to increase their chances for success. Mentors will serve as an additional resource and serve as a positive influence. The mentor will contribute to the social and career aspirations of their mentee.

The program requires a commitment of one semester with participation in mentor-mentee activities. The Office for Student Engagement and Multicultural Student Enrichment (SEMSE) will collaborate with Alumni Relations in providing tips and guidance that will support an effective mentoring experience.

Program Eligibility

Candidates must:

  • Be a graduate or undergraduate student
  • Have a GPA of at least 2.5 (First semester students at Lewis University must be passing all courses at midterm)
  • Be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate degree program at LU (graduate student at least three credit hours / undergraduate student at least six credit hours)

Sign-Up Process

  • Attend Recruitment Event on Wednesday August 24 from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Student Center.
  • Email Haley Berge at hberge@lewisu.edu


Email the SEMSE at studentactivities@lewisu.edu.