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Office of Undergraduate Studies

Office of Undergraduate Studies

Office of Undergraduate Studies
Offices in Undergraduate Studies
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Office of Undergraduate Studies
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565

Dr. Dawn Kirby, Dean 

Diane Bova
Budget Manager
(239) 745-4246

Shelby Smith
Administrative Assistant
(239) 745-4504

Located on the second floor of Edwards Hall, Suite 214

Undergraduate Studies Mentoring and Special Programs



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Mission Statement:

The mission of the FGCU Office of Undergraduate Studies Mentor Programs, in alignment with our Florida Gulf Coast University mission and guiding principles, is to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity for enhanced academic, cultural, career, and social development. Student mentors offer guidance and support in academic, personal, and service-oriented development by creating high-impact educational experiences and fostering a learning environment focused on mutual collaboration and achievement.

 Why Mentoring and Special Programs?

  • Mentoring is a proven tool in assisting in student success in graduation rates.
  • Mentor programs increase retention (up to 97% at FGCU).
  • Mentors serve as role models and guides in strategic areas of study, including STEM. 


Visit the official Mentoring Programs page here!


 UGS Mentor Programs:

  • Honors College Mentor Program
  • Accelerated Collegiate Experience (ACE) Mentor Program
  • FGCUScholars Ambassador Program
  • Students in Healthcare & Medicine (SiHM) Mentor Program
  • Engaging Philanthropy in Communities (EPiC)
  • Pages Program


 FGCU Fast Facts:

  • 97 mentors in 2016
  • Over 900 mentees
  • 11% Increase in 1.01+ GPA for mentees in CAA PAL program
  • Increased university retention and six-year graduation rate
  • Improved Academic Progress Rate
  • Campus involvement improvement
  • NCAA student-athlete academic performance improvement
  • Service-learning community connectedness
  • Average GPA improvement
  • Promotion of STEM majors and education
  • Support of Humanities initiatives
  • Expedited major identification
  • Career planning assistance
  • University resource awareness
  • Promotion of internships, research, scholarships
  • 91 % graduation rate in Math (MAT 1033)
  • 100% graduation rate in Writing (ENC 1130)
  • Expedited transition for first-year students to university life


More Information:

For more information, please contact Rachel Walter, Coordinator, Mentoring Programs