Mentoring and Engaging thru Academic Success (METAS)

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Vision

The METAS mentoring program seeks to A.C.T. on behalf of all Latino and Latin American freshmen students by:

  • Assisting first-year Latinx students with their transition to college, especially during the first six weeks of classes
  • Creating a sense of belonging and community at NIU
  • Together, encouraging the academic success and social well-being among Latinx freshmen students

Mission

The METAS mentoring program serves to provide a welcoming environment and a "home away from home" atmosphere for Latinx freshmen students. The program assists them in their transition and adjustment to college life by providing social, cultural and academic support.

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Meet Our Mentors

  • Francisco Carrillo
  • Joselyn Ramirez
  • Cinthya Aguilar
  • Marvin Gordon
  • Jocelyn Capetillo
  • Rubi Chavez
  • Celeste Martin
  • Rubi Zamudio-Rivera
  • Emily Salgado

Contact Us

515 Garden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1986

Hours of Operation

Monday: Noon-4 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Thursday/Friday: by appointment only

Luis Santos-Rivas: lsantosrivas@niu.edu
Angelica Mendoza: amendoza7@niu.edu
Lisa Vargen: lvargen@niu.edu

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