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Welcome to The College of New Jersey’s Pride Mentoring Program. The college offers many beneficial opportunities for our students to mature throughout their college years. By assisting our students in assimilating into college life, we are also increasing their chances for success throughout their education—as well as in their future careers. The Pride Mentoring Program at TCNJ is a unique way for students to achieve a compassionate and supportive welcome to The College of New Jersey and its campus community. Vice Presidents, Academic Deans, Faculty, and Staff members have dedicated their time to mentor students and help make this program a success.


The Mentoring Program at The College of New Jersey provides first-year students from underrepresented/underserved populations and first-generation college students with the ability to grow culturally, socially, and academically in an encouraging and supportive environment. Peer Mentors are assigned to each student with the purpose of establishing a connection and creating a role model for him/her to look up to.


  • Encourage students to keep in good academic standing
  • Provide students with guidance during their adjustment to college life
  • Assisting the students in their social, cultural, and academic assimilation at TCNJ
  • Familiarize students with the College’s community and resources

For more information, contact Jamal T. Johnson, Assistant Director for Mentoring and Retention at