MDC Undergraduate Mentorship
Multicultural and Diversity Committee
Undergraduate Mentorship Program
What is the Multicultural and Diversity Committee?
The Multicultural and Diversity Committee aims to make a positive difference in the education of all students within the Department of Psychology at Kent State University through promoting an atmosphere of multicultural acceptance, competence, and diversity.
The Multicultural and Diversity Committee Undergraduate Mentorship Program is a program that matches undergraduate psychology majors who are from an underrepresented group (e.g., 1st generation college student, Ethnic Minorities, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender, Physically disabled, etc.) with a graduate student member of the Multicultural and Diversity Committee. The graduate student member of the Multicultural and Diversity Committee provides the undergraduate psychology major with guidance and support during his or her time at Kent State University.
The Multicultural and Diversity Committee Undergraduate Mentorship Program aims to identify promising undergraduate psychology majors who are from an underrepresented group and support their progress through their undergraduate degree at Kent State University. The goal of the program is to provide these promising undergraduate psychology majors with a social and academic support system that aids their professional and academic development.
Who would benefit from this Program?
A Kent State University undergraduate psychology major with a desire to attend a graduate program after he or she has earned an undergraduate degree.
How will you benefit?
You will regularly (monthly) meet with a graduate student member from the Multicultural and Diversity Committee. You will receive academic and social support on an individual level. Within the context of these monthly meetings, the undergraduate psychology major has an outlet to ask questions about psychology courses, the GRE, research experience, clinical experience, the application process, and the life of a graduate student. Additionally, you will meet other undergraduate students who may come from a similar background as yourself and who have similar future goals. The bonds you form with these individuals can make your undergraduate academic years more enjoyable.