Shortly after Robert “Robbie” Robinson became the University’s chief of public safety in October 1993, he had a “chance encounter” with James K. Duah-Agyeman, who was then the director of the Center for Academic Achievement in the Division of Student…
Deadline Is Sunday to Apply to Dimensions Mentoring Program
Applications for Dimensions, a peer-to-peer mentoring program for self-identified women of color, are due this Sunday, April 14, at 10 p.m.
In addition to completing the application form, new applicants must submit one recommendation from a non-student member of Syracuse University’s faculty or staff. References must be on official Syracuse University letterhead and submitted in a sealed envelope to the Office of Multicultural Affairs or emailed to Julissa Pabon.
With 500-plus former members and counting, Dimensions has positively impacted Syracuse University by creating a space for women of color to come together through uplifting support. Per similar shared interests, first-year and transfer students are paired with mentors from junior and senior classes. Once paired, the mentors guide the mentees on how to personally and professionally navigate their first year of college. Dimensions seeks to create a sisterhood through dialogue and activities that facilitate self-confidence, academic success and cross-cultural engagement.
“Dimensions is more than just a program. It’s a true sisterhood,” says Cameron Gray ’22. “It has been one of the only true safe spaces that I’ve had. Whether it’s Sunday afternoons or a Wednesday morning, I know that I can call on any of the girls for help, or just to talk about what’s going on in my life. My mentor became one of my best friends here.”
For questions about the Dimensions program, contact Pabon.
Story by Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience communications intern Nadia Suleman ’19