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Mentor and Student Success Initiatives

The Office of Multicultural Affairs offers a plethora of opportunities for students to get involved and make connections to peers and the university at large. Mentor and student success initiatives help students navigate the university with assistance from peers and support from OMA staff with the goal of helping students in their retention, progression, and graduation at Georgia Southern. Check out the programs and their description to find your fit. Programs are open to all students.

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Men of Vision and Excellence – (M.O.V.E.)

The Men of Vision and Excellence (M.O.V.E.) is an African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) supported by the University System of Georgia that provides a multifaceted support system for African-American males at Georgia Southern University. The goal of MOVE is to enhance retention, progression, and graduation (RPG) by creating a culture of academic support and success throughout students’ matriculation. This is achieved through programming elements that include, but are not limited to, College Success 101 sessions, Academic Enhancement Activities, and academic support through mentor/mentee pairings, study halls, social activities, team-building activities, and much more. MOVE is also a sincere brotherhood to students who join and engage. It is a community of diverse students who share the African American male identity and experience.

MOVE is offered on the Armstrong and  Statesboro Campuses.

Minority Advisement Program(M.AP.)

The Minority Advisement Program (MAP) is a peer mentoring program that helps first-year and transfer students transition into Georgia Southern University. MAP matches freshmen and transfer students (MAPees) with upperclassmen (MAP Sponsors) to assist with their acclimation to college life and Georgia Southern University.

MAPees join a small group led by a competitively-selected and trained MAP Sponsor. The Sponsor serves as a mentor and a friend, guiding participants by making them aware of campus resources and opportunities, encouraging academic success, arranging social gatherings, and more. MAP relationships enhance the Georgia Southern experience and deepen the commitment to scholarship and success. MAP Sponsors and mentees are matched according to academic major, interests, and other combinations of strengths and areas of improvement. MAPees with undecided majors work with MAP Sponsors who help them explore their academic and career options.

MAP is offered on the Statesboro Campus.

Hispanic Outreach and Leadership Achievement – H.O.L.A.

The Hispanic Outreach and Leadership Achievement Program (HOLA) provides student support services and cultural awareness programs to Hispanic and Latinx students, which strengthen the collegiate experience of a diverse body of campus constituents and community partners. Our overarching goal is to increase the strategic support that we provide to Hispanic and Latinx students for the purpose of positively impacting their retention, progression, and graduation rates.

HOLA is on the Armstrong and Statesboro campuses.

Sisters with Vision (SWV)

Sisters With Vision (SWV) is a mentoring and student success program that focuses on providing co-curricular support to students who identify as African-American women. The goal of SWV is to enhance retention, progression, and graduation (RPG) by creating a culture of academic achievement and success throughout students’ matriculation. This is achieved through programming, mentoring, and other initiatives that support healthy identity development, academic and social support, and professional and personal development.

SWV is on the Armstrong and Statesboro campuses.

Last updated: 9/1/2021