Retention through Academic Mentoring Program

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Interested in working for the Retention through Academic Mentoring Program?

Thank you for your interest in working for R.A.M.P.! The pre-application for the 2017-2018 academic year is now open!

R.A.M.P. pre-application - closes December 16th. 

Candidates who complete the pre-application will receive the formal application up to a week ahead of the larger campus population. The formal application will be available in January 2017.

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 2017-2018 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. Applications must be currently enrolled full-time at HSU as an undergraduate student, have earned at least 12 units at HSU at the start of employment, and possess a minimum semester & cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher at the time of application.

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


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 (R.A.M.P.)
Nelson Hall East (NHE) 212
(707) 826-4585

Tracy Smith
R.A.M.P. Director
(707) 826-5251
Sarah Bacio
R.A.M.P. Coordinator
(707) 826-4585


Humboldt State University