The Student Athlete Academic Mentoring Program (SAAMP) is a unique community of upper year student athletes who volunteer to assist new student athletes at Western in making connections with other mentees and mentors in the program, learn about academic support services at Western and build lasting friendships. The group provides both transitional and ongoing academic support for new student athletes attending Western University. This program is a partnership between Sports and Recreation Services, Mustang Athletic Student’s Council and The Student Success Centre. All SAAMP Mentors are high-achieving, goal-oriented varsity athletes who want to give back to their community and who are sensitive to the academic and social challenges faced by first-year student athletes.
You can now sign up for a Mentor for the 2018/2019 school year. First year student athletes who are interested in having a mentor must complete the SAAMP application form to be matched with a mentor. Efforts will be made to match mentees with mentors in their faculty, but on different varsity teams to allow for broader networks to be established across the Western community. Our mentors will host programming through the year which will include professor meet and greets, study sessions for common courses, and Intent to Register support. Your mentor will communicate with you weekly and share valuable resources to ensure a smooth transition academically into university.
Having a mentor will allow student athletes the opportunity to:
We will begin matching mentees with mentors in mid-September after all varsity teams have been selected. A program kick-off will be held at the end of September.
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