Steps Toward Exhibiting Mastery Program

The Steps Toward Exhibiting Mastery Program is a peer mentoring program designed to promote student success at Western Michigan University through increased acceptance rates into undergraduate students' intended majors and increased college graduation rates of students. The program is geared toward achieving specific academic and developmental goals that are focused on students' overall development. Our peer mentors provide undergraduate students in our target population academic support through one-on-one and small-group mentoring sessions, during which they may tutor, facilitate discussions, help students locate resources, and promote academic and life skills development.

Our program strives to ensure that all students are given the full opportunity to discover and develop their talents, interests, and unique potential, and to provide a learning-centered and student-centered environment that presents the context for intellectual, cultural, professional, and personal growth during the college experience. Program participants will learn to become an independent, confident learner and develop good study habits and time management skills that will enhance their education and college experience, as well as to enable them to achieve a post-secondary degree.

Interested in the program? Get more information on how to apply to participate in the Steps Toward Exhibiting Mastery Program and review the list of eligibility requirements.

The Steps Toward Exhibiting Mastery Program is funded by the State of Michigan Workforce Development Agency's King-Chávez-Parks Initiative and WMU's Division of Multicultural Affairs.

Safety procedures

Please report any suspected or alleged instances of wrongdoing or misconduct or concerns about inappropriate service provisions and practices by any peer mentor to the program director at (269) 387-3316. In case of a medical emergency or an immediate threat to your personal safety, call 911. For non-emergencies, call Western Michigan University's Department of Public Safety at (269) 387-5555.

WMU nondiscrimination statement

Western Michigan University prohibits discrimination or harassment which violates the law or which constitutes inappropriate or unprofessional limitation of employment, University facility access, or participation in University activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected disability, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status.