Lamp Overview & Objectives

The Liberal Arts Mentoring Program (LAMP) is designed to provide support and guidance to first year students as they adjust to college life. Mentors share their familiarity with campus life, resources, and personal experiences in CLA. By creating connections between new and more experienced students, the program personalizes the MTSU CLA experience and creates opportunities for rewarding interpersonal relationships.


  • To provide new students with the information, support, and encouragement they need to be successful at MTSU and in the College of Liberal Arts;
  • To help new students connect with other peers and at least one upper-class student in a meaningful positive way;
  • To foster an inclusive environment that is rewarding for mentors and mentees where they become active partners in shared learning experiences through programs, services, and relationships;
  • To advance knowledge about campus services;
  • To help establish career and educational goals.


  • Must have a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative GPA (3.0 cumulative GPA preferred)
  • Must have completed two semesters at MTSU before fall semester begins
  • Attend Mentor Training in the summer (virtual) and early fall
  • Hold 2.5 office hours per week in-person at the LAMP Office (located in CLA Advising Center)
  • Initiate contact with incoming freshmen during the summer
  • Maintain weekly contact with mentees

Application Timeline for 2022-23 Mentors

Applications Due - Friday, April 8

Interviews - Monday, April 18-Tuesday, April 19

Notify of Selection – Week of April 25

Spring Training - TBA

Summer Training - Ongoing Virtual

Fall Training - Friday, August 19

Fall Kickoff - Saturday, August 20

Fall Classes Begin – Monday, August 22

Mentor Compensation
$50 stipend for Spring/Summer commitment
Biweekly payroll August - December - 15 weeks/2.5 hours per week/$10 per hour