Mentoring and Tutoring Programs

Department Mentoring/Student Services Programs

  • The Odyssey Mentor Program The Odyssey Mentor Program, created by the Government Department at California State University Sacramento, is a uniquely designed peer-to-peer mentoring program.  The purpose of the mentoring program is to integrate students into campus life, and to facilitate students during their time at CSUS. We believe that government students will be more successful if they are able to take advantage of every opportunity the university has to offer them. Through weekly interactions between the mentors and students, as well as group activities, and alumni-student interactions, government students will begin to be able to access resources that will positively impact their academic and social experiences at CSUS.
  • Business Tutoring Program:  The Business Tutoring Center is staffed by Upper Division Students from the College of Business Administration. The B.E.E.P. Tutoring and Study Center is located in Tahoe Hall, Room 3067.All Tutoring is provided on a drop-in basis, at no cost to the student.
  • MESA Engineering and Computer Science/MEP:  The Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program provides an opportunity for educationally disadvantaged students to become actively engaged in the exploration of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) careers. The Sacramento State/UC Davis MESA Program offers academic support to students in grades K-12 in preparation for college/university admission. Precollege programs include math, science and engineering competitions, field trips, STEM career explorations, preparation for enrollment into rigorous and challenging curriculum including honors and AP coursework, college entrance exams preparation, and encourages students to assume leadership roles and engage in civic service opportunities.
  • Cooper-Woodson College:  Cooper-Woodson College Enhancement Program was (CWC) founded in 1990 through the leadership of Dr. Otis Scott, Dr Chris Glen and David Covin.   The founders formulated the theoretical framework of the program based on the principles of Leadership, Scholarship, and Service, a tagline that continues to define the mission of the program.  Its success and influence is felt nation and International wide.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM):  In order to create a seamless pipeline for attracting, educating, graduating and employing high-technology workers, the Sacramento region needs a partnership spanning K-12 education, the community college system, universities and area employers. The Center is building a coalition of industry leaders, educators, community and local government agencies who have begun to collaborate to achieve these STEM goals: 1) Examine our current and future needs for a high-technology workforce. 2) Develop partnerships to fill the gaps in infrastructure, education and research that might impede our region from producing the best STEM pipeline for its workforce.
  • Science Educational Equity (SEE):  Established in 1986, the CSUS Science Educational Equity (SEE) Program is a comprehensive academic support program for students who face social, economic, and educational barriers to careers in the health professions, science research, and science teaching. The goals of the SEE program are to improve access to quality of health care in underserved communities and to foster inclusion of diverse perspectives in science research and science education that are attentive to the needs of our pluralistic society.
  • Multicultural Organization of Science Students (MOSS):  The main goal of M.O.S.S. is to help increase the number of underrepresented students dedicated to pursuing service in health and science professions. We have accomplished our goals through the help of the Science Educational Equity Program (S.E.E.). Many of our former members have entered professional areas such as teaching, dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, chiropractic, optometry, research, and other fields which prove our success as a viable student organization.
  • Project PASS:  Project PASS is a comprehensive, 5 year, NSF funded program designed to increase the retention and graduation of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students graduating from Sacramento State.  Project PASS targets student success in “gateway” math and science courses and implements a variety of research based strategies for improving student learning and retention.  The PASS grant is centered around three components: 1) Early Intervention, 2) Peer Assisted Learning, 3) Commit to Study.

Mentoring/Tutoring from Sac State Students to K-12

  • 65th Corridor:   The 65th Street Corridor Community Collaborative Project is a high-impact and multi-component community mobilization effort aimed at increasing student academic achievement, fostering student leadership, and improving parent participation for disadvantaged children living in neighborhoods where gang violence, a lack of access to resources and low civic engagement create a need for innovative, culturally competent strategies. The Project serves 7th -12th grade schools in Sacramento’s 65th Street corridor, a low-income and diverse community that extends from Elvas to Broadway and is adjacent to the University campus. Sacramento State faculty and students are actively engaged in the Project, working with administrators, teachers, students, and parents from these schools to build a healthier, more engaged and vibrant community.
  • Sac-Mentoring Program:   The Sac-MENTORING Program is an experiential learning course designed to integrate theory and practice for Sac State students by acting as a catalyst for an engaging mentoring relationship. We are proud to partner with the counseling staff at Rosemont High School. This collaboration has allowed for the creation of a program that matches collegians and high school students in an effort to provide youth with a positive role model and friend. In doing so, the Sac-MENTORINGProgram provides a reciprocal learning environment while at the same time, providing an important service to our community. Students who choose to enroll will receive 3 units of upper division elective credit in criminal justice (other disciplines may also grant elective credit for this course). If you would like more information about the Sac-MENTORING Program, please contact program staff.