Smooth Transitions Program | Capital University, Columbus Ohio
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  • Fall 2021 Smooth Transition Application is now available for first-year students.

    Apply by July 31


    Smooth Transitions logoSponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Office, Smooth Transitions encourages all incoming students to participate in this three day pre-orientation program, designed to support the introduction, matriculation and retention of underrepresented student populations in transitioning to the academic, cultural, and social environment at Capital University. Smooth Transitions begins three days before August new Student Orientation and extends throughout the academic year. Daily activities focus on utilizing campus resources, developing supportive networks, understanding academic expectations and encouraging involvement in campus activities and community service. The primary goal of Smooth Transitions is to assist students in building a strong relationship with Capital University. 

    Application are now opened for Co-Coordinators and Peer Mentors!

    Co-Coordinators will assist in the planning, logistics, and facilitation of the Smooth Transitions Program as well as Mentor Training. They will be vital in information sharing to the Mentors and Mentees, and communicating with ODI staff. This role should demonstrate creativity and effective leadership in program planning and student engagement. They will be responsible for program content creation, program promotion, and facilitating sessions with Mentors.

    The primary role of a peer mentor is to aid in support incoming students as they make their transition to Capital University. Peer Mentors are required to attend initial training prior to the program, and ongoing monthly training sessions throughout the academic year. These trainings will provide the necessary tools to inspire teamwork and networking, navigate cultural and social justice conversations, and provide opportunities of engagement for our new students. Plan, organize, and execute no fewer than one activity per month that will acquaint new students with campus resources, create team building and assist in their transition to college.

    2021 Smooth Transitions Peer Mentors

    Alejandra Zamora
    Ally Hempleman
    Amber Bell
    Halima Ag Boula
    Hassi Negussie
    Mya Menefield
    Willow Cox

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