Mentoring and Engaging thru Academic Success (METAS)


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


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

  • Alma Uriostegui
  • Beiya Sarmiento
  • Cinthya Aguilar
  • Marisol Franco

Contact Us

515 Garden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

Hours of Operation


Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday by appointment

Luis Santos-Rivas
Elbia Del Llano Menéndez
Lisa Vargen

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