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Retention through Academic Mentoring Program (RAMP)

Retention through Academic Mentoring Program (RAMP)

The mission of the Retention through Academic Mentoring Program (RAMP) is to advance efforts in improving first time freshmen retention and persistence by providing academic and personal support from current HSU students (RAMP Academic Mentors) who have demonstrated academic excellence. Through unique peer relationships, RAMP connects students to curricular/co-curricular learning experiences, as well as support services; helping our first time freshmen succeed and thrive.

RAMP Academic Mentors are competitive student leader positions at HSU. The application process typically begins at the start of spring semester for the following year. To access the most current information regarding employment with RAMP visit our website at

RAMP Academic Mentors are part-time student staff members that are responsible for fostering an environment of peer academic support and encouragement for new first-year students. Academic Mentors assist in achieving the goals of the program which are engagement, involvement and support. Academic Mentors will be supportive, approachable, and act as positive role models throughout the academic year, ultimately enriching the college experience for first-year students, particularly those who are first-generation.

Academic Mentors must demonstrate continued academic progress; this progress includes passing at least 12 units each semester, with a grade point average of 2.75 or better and maintain a cumulative HSU grade point average of 2.75 or better. In addition, Academic Mentors are required to participate in spring and summer Mentor Education sessions.

For more information regarding the RAMP program contact us at or visit our website at