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The Emerging Scholars offers first-year students support and guidance throughout their first year of college

Frequently Asked Question

Emerging Scholars


What is the Emerging Scholars program?
The Emerging Scholars program connects first-year students with upper-class mentors and provides support in adjusting to both the academic and social life at Salem State University.  Students selected to be a part of the Emerging Scholars program will have access to a network of support designed to provide them with motivation, encouragement, and a community of friends who are also committed to doing their very best in college.

How does the program work?
First-year students participating in the program are divided into groups and each group is matched with a pair of trained upper-class mentors who have similar interests.  Mentors work out of the FYE Office and are available to meet individually with students who have specific questions or would like additional support.  Mentors also hold regular group meetings throughout the course of the year, coordinating social activities and informational workshops around topics that students have identified as critical to their success.  In addition, participants are able to access free printing services in the FYE Office as long as they continue attending bi-weekly group meetings with their assigned mentor.

Fall 2019 Program Schedule for members:
Kick-Off Meeting and Carnival, Tuesday September 10, 5pm - 7pm, Veterans Hall, Campus Center
Rockin-Bingo!, Thursday September 26, 7pm, MLK Room
Motiv-Art!, Monday Ocotber 7, 7pm, Veterans Hall, Campus Center
Halloween Party, Tuesday October 29, 6pm, Underground, Campus Center
Make One, Take One, Wednesday November 20, 6pm, Veterans Hall A, Campus Center

How do I join?
Students are invited to participate in the program after a review of their admission materials. Invitation letters and emails are sent out at the end of June and students must sign up to participate prior to the start of the academic year.  Students who have been invited may sign up at the link sent to them via email/acceptance letter.  If students lost the information they may email

What do I get out of the program?
Besides the support of an upper class mentor and invitations to attend social and academic support programming, participants who participate fully in the activities scheduled throughout the year and maintain a 2.5 GPA are inducted for free into Alpha Omega Psi, a local honor society honoring first-year success. 


Additional questions about the program can be directed to the first year experience office at 978.542.2618 or