The SmartStart Peer Mentorship Program is a designed to help first year African American and International students become acclimated to the Malone University community. The program serves to advise students on how to succeed during their academic tenure and specifically their first year experience. Upperclassmen are selected and trained to provide incoming freshman students early exposure to university related resources and other relevant information that will help them adjust during their first year at Malone.
Freshman students participating in the program are also provided emotional, spiritual, and social support during the first year. Information and activities are designed for students to enhance their academic, spiritual, social, and personal growth. The program’s aim is to reduce the attrition rate among first year African American and International Students.