Douglass Staff Mentoring


In addition to all the co-curricular programs and learning communities at Douglass, we provide professional staff who are trained to serve as mentors to our students. Staff mentors help guide you through your college education and link your interests to specific Douglass and Rutgers Programs. These include academic opportunities, career development and leadership programs that will help you develop skills and prepare you for your future lives. Mentors discuss your interests with you and provide information about programs that may be most relevant. 

We call our work “mentoring” to distinguish it from the academic advising about requirements that is available at the undergraduate schools. We provide individualized and holistic support to help you envision goals and gain the experience you need to become successful.

All first year students must see a mentor in their first semester at Douglass (both first year and transfers)--but we hope you will continue to meet with us throughout your college experience. We do not assign mentors: our biographies and contact information are posted online (see Meet your Mentors) so that you can select your mentor based on your interests and availability. (Ask us as well about mentor-liaisons on the other New Brunswick campuses!). In addition, STEM Students can see the advisors in the Douglass Project for help planning their STEM majors and careers.

All mentoring, personal and professional development, wellness initiatives, leadership development and career development fall under the umbrella of the BOLD Center,

Building Opportunities for Leadership and Career Development; Rooms 106 and 101 College Hall.

For more information about Mentoring, contact Rebecca Reynolds, Asst. Dean of Mentoring, room 101A College Hall,, 848-932-3026.


Zainab Alam, PLEN Coordinator by appointment College Hall, Room 204 zainab.alam@echo.rutgers.eduRead more about Zainab!                           Read more »