S.I.S.T.E.R.S. (Students Inspiring Success Through Education Retention and Serviceis a two-year retention-focused mentoring program within the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) designed to promote overall academic and social development in female students at North Carolina A&T. This program will foster intellectual, personal, and professional growth through the development of positive relationships within the local and campus communities. S.I.S.T.E.R.S. will create a deeper appreciation for excellence in education, service to the community, and finer womanhood.

Program Goals

  • Provide awareness of campus educational resources and promote participants’ utilization of all services (i.e., tutorial, supplemental instruction, faculty interaction, etc.).
  • Establish positive relationships with peers and faculty through effective verbal, non-verbal, and written communication.
  • Identify strengths and areas of improvement for personal growth, leadership, and development through self-assessment and mentoring.
  • Develop a sense of personal responsibility through systematic decision-making in personal and academic -related issues.
  • Enrich the learning experience of all participants, enhance their critical thinking and promote a desire for life-long personal development through servicing our community.

Program Initiatives

  • Members will attend monthly meetings/workshops to enhance personal growth and development.
  • New Freshmen members will be housed together in the same residence hall for their first year.
  • New Freshmen members will also register for the same section of the Freshmen Studies (FRST) College Success course.
  • Students will participate in various campus and community events to enrich their college experience.
  • Upperclassmen will participate in peer mentoring.

Target Population:

Primarily first-year female students from North Carolina who are entering the university in an undeclared status.

Residence Hall Location: Aggie Suites F

Housing LLC Contact: Claudette Drake, cndrake@ncat.edu or 336-285-4950

Center for Academic Excellence and Retention Program Contact:

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