All freshmen are required to participate in the Mentoring Program. The program focuses on individualized encouragement and support as students transition to college life. Mentors will deliver a Freshman Experience curriculum that encourages a balanced life of academic, spiritual, and social practices. The student experience will be enriched by their participation in organizations sponsored by the University, community service involvement, and developing their connections with faculty, staff, and other students. Mentors will assist students in setting and achieving academic and career goals by encouraging personal ownership and responsibility, and strengthening their time management and study skills. They will also aid students in identifying the causes and solutions to specific challenges they may face, including effectively using campus resources. A fee is assessed for this program; see the Academic Fees Section of the Financial Bulletin.