No matter what happens your first year of college, you shouldn’t experience it alone.
Lipscomb University has long believed mentorship to be one of the best ways to ensure each person knows they are an important part of this community. Since 2010, thousands of individuals—students, faculty and staff, and Nashville community members—have participated in meaningful and transformative mentoring relationships.
The Lipscomb Mentoring Network (LMN) provides an opportunity for freshmen to connect with volunteer mentors in order to ease the transition into the Lipscomb community. Mentoring helps make Lipscomb and Nashville a bit smaller, and builds relationships between students, faculty and staff, and members of the Nashville community.
LMN places every incoming freshman in a network of mentors:
a) Faculty/Staff Mentor – a Lipscomb faculty/staff member
b) Peer Mentor – an upperclassman Lipscomb student
c) Community Mentor – a Nashville community member
Mentorship models like LMN enrich the lives of our community by contributing to:
- Student Wellness: Students are surrounded by caring and intentional individuals who hold in high regard the student’s mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing.
- Community Building: Students are warmly and intentionally welcomed into a new culture and community and can begin to forge meaningful relationships.
- Student Success: Students are close to individuals whose wisdom and accountability can help students build competencies, habits, and mindsets that contribute to a student’s flourishing.
- Post-Graduation Purpose: Mentorship (a) cultivates opportunities for mentees and mentors to explore vocational discernment, and (b) presents pathways for students to actualize their career and calling through networking.