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Access Mentoring was created by and for disabled students and is a College Reading and Learning (CRLA) certified International Mentor Training Program, which means that all mentors are trained in certain peer mentoring basics (ethics, listening skills, making effective referrals, establishing rapport, etc.) as well as topics tailored to the needs of our specific population (disability culture, navigating the campus as a disabled student, etc.). We keep mentor-mentee ratios small in order to provide a highly personalized experience, with mentors and mentees meeting individually or in small groups at least once weekly. Mentors help mentees make connections, identify and set goals, and work on what’s important to them as they acclimatize to college life. This looks different for every student and is highly individualized.

Access Mentoring is open to undergraduates with any disabilities, including developmental, mental health, learning, physical, and addiction-related disabilities. You are welcome here!

If you're interested in joining Access Mentoring as a mentor or mentee, contact us at sudcc@syr.edu or 315.443.0228.