The Latino Mentor Program (LAMP) was created to promote and enhance the retention and academic success of incoming freshmen and transfer students at NKU and to build leadership skills among upperclassmen. It is designed to provide Latino students at NKU with a support system comprised of fellow students, faculty, staff, and employees of local organizations with the purpose of improving retention, encouraging career exploration, and providing exposure to local businesses. The ultimate goal of LAMP is to help students achieve academic and social success at Northern Kentucky University and beyond.
LAMP is coordinated by the Director of Latino Student Initiatives, Leo Calderon, and Student Affairs. In addition, there are Head Peer Mentors who assist in the success of the program. Each Head Peer Mentor is assigned a group of mentors/mentees and they work in collaboration to ensure the academic success of all students involved in the LAMP program. Mentors and mentees meet at least once a month to provide support and guidance. Events are created throughout the semester to help students grow socially, academically, and to help them prepare for their future career options and success.
Please keep in mind that you don't have to belong to a specific ethnic group/minority to participate. The program is devoted to the success of all NKU students.
All Latino students entering NKU are encouraged to take advantage of this program that's designed to help them become better learners and improve their retention rate.
The Latino Mentor Program Orientation will run from August 14, 2021 - August 16, 2021. Through the Latino Mentor Program Orientation, students will have the opportunity to meet upperclassmen, learn about scholarships, community and campus resources, as well as learn about Latino organizations. For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions below.
Any student interested in joining LAMP must complete an application.
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Students who join LAMP will participate in a year-long experience where they will receive mentorship and access to opportunities to ensure academic, social, and personal success. LAMP students will have the option to enroll in a LAMP specific UNV 101 course - a class to assist students in the transition to college. Additionally, LAMP students will join a support system of faculty, staff, students, and community members. Students who plan to live in NKU University Housing will also move in a week before classes begin!
For the 2021-2022 academic year, there is NO fee to participate in LAMP!
The LAMP Orientation runs Aug 14, 2021 - Aug 16, 2021. Following the LAMP Orientation, students will participate in the program for the full academic year.
LAMP students will spend time building community with other LAMP participants, getting to know LAMP mentors, and preparing for a successful first year of college! Students will meet with NKU faculty and staff to learn more about their program of study and learn how to get involved in student organizations.
Students participating in the LAMP Orientation will receive an email with a list of planned activities.
LAMP will cover the majority of meals throughout the orientation. However, there will be some meals that students will be responsible for. Students will receive a schedule ahead of time that will state which meals are covered.
No, LAMP is open to all commuter and residential students.
Detailed schedules will be sent to all participants in August, 2021.
The days between August 16th and August 23rd (when classes begin), students are encouraged to relax, prepare for new student orientation, and get ready for their first day of classes. LAMP students will join all incoming students for the NKU Orientation. ALL students are required to participate in the mandatory orientation for incoming freshmen.
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