Retention through Academic Mentoring Program

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Interested in working for the Retention through Academic Mentoring Program?

The pre-application for the 2016-2017 academic year is now open! Click here to access the Pre-Application. The pre-application will close on December 18, 2015 and will be followed by the formal RAMP Application, which will be made available in January 2016, applicants who complete the pre-application will be emailed directly regarding the formal application. Thank you for your interest in working for RAMP! 

If you have any questions contact Sarah Bacio, the RAMP Coordinator at

Information about the RAMP Academic Mentor Position: 

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 for the academic year. Through extensive support and mentor education, Academic Mentors acquire/refine skills and capacity necessary to manage a caseload of approximately 20-25 students. Academic Mentors assist these students in transitioning to college. Academic Mentors are 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. RAMP Academic Mentors work up to 10 hours/week at $10/hour.

Minimum Qualification: Applications must be currently enrolled full-time at HSU, have earned at least 12 units at HSU, and possess a minimum semester & cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher at the time of application. Applications must be able to commit to the full academic year and be able to attend all mentor education sessions. Academic Mentors must possess a sincere commitment to serve as a role model for students new to the college experience and a commitment to uphold the RAMP mission statement. 


Report an Issue

As a commitment to your academic success, we want to offer you the best possible experience with your mentor. If an issue arises between you and your mentor, we are happy to offer you solutions. We want to know about any and every problem so that we can continually provide you with excellent service and support. It is important that you contact us in a timely manner so that we can resolve issues quickly.

To report an issue, email Please use the word “challenge” as the subject line so that we can prioritize your email and get back to you quickly. Make sure to detail your issue clearly and include a contact number where we can reach you.


Questions? Contact us!

Retention through Academic Mentoring Program (RAMP)
Nelson Hall East (NHE) 212
(707) 826-4585

Tracy Smith
RAMP Director
(707) 826-5251
Sarah Bacio
RAMP Coordinator
(707) 826-4585


Humboldt State University