Become Part of the Cohort
Become part of the cohort, and receive the following free services.
- Individual Advising
- Access to enrichment seminars
- Access to dedicated computer lab
Governors State University has received funding from the U.S. Department of Education through a Title V Cooperative Grant in partnership with Morton College in Cicero, Illinois.
Undergraduate students will be placed in a cohort to receive academic support though peer and faculty mentorship and participating in an academic advancement curriculum. This program is free of charge.
First-time Hispanic undergraduate students will be invited to participate in a selection workshop at the beginning of each GSU academic period. Only 30 students per year will be admitted into the cohort.
The orientation seminar will assist students to self evaluate their skills, interests, and level of comfort with their career paths. They will also learn of different services and available resources at the university. After the selection, students admitted in the Cohort group will receive support through mentoring and be encouraged to do their best to earn and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.
The enrichment seminars and individual interventions will assist participants in developing social, psychological, and academic skills for personal and professional benefit. Also, by maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.0, they become eligible for many scholarships and other financial resources.
Cohort Student Requirements and Responsibilities
- Be a Hispanic student enrolled in an undergraduate program;
- Earn the first 15 credit hours from this institution;
- Needs improvement in writing, reading, math, or science;
- Willingness to work with a mentor and a tutor; and
- Be commited to participate in and willing to dedicate reasonable time to activities recommended by tutors, advisors, or the Latino Center for Excellence team.
- Complete three online forms.
- Mentee Matching Form
- Enrichment Curriculum Form
- Student Needs Assessment Survey
- Print, read, sign, and drop off two forms at the Latino Center office.
- Cohort Contract
- Mentee Contract
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