The Genesis Mentoring Program

The Genesis Mentoring Program seeks to ensure the success of underrepresented students, students of color, and first-generation students at LSU by assisting first year and second year students with their transition and connection to the LSU community both socially and academically.  While enhancing their intercultural relationships, students aid in creating a more inclusive and culturally humble community.  Mentors (upper-division students, either third or fourth year) are paired with first-year and second-year students.

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Become a "Partner of Success" Today! Join the Program!

Join the Genesis Mentoring Program  as a  mentor or mentee. 

  • Genesis Mentors are third and fourth year students who are exceptional student leaders who serve as role models, sharing their student involvement and experiences in academic and social associations.  By helping first-year and second year students adjust to LSU's academic environment, mentors enhance their leadership and interpersonal skills.  Mentors offer their insights on courses, professors, and research opportunities.  Additionally, they introduce their mentees to LSU's many support services and resources. The mentors are an essential part of our program.
  • Genesis mentees are first-year and second-year students eager to make their college transitions and learning a success.



The application deadline has been extend  due to flooding events in Baton Rouge. Submit your application by clicking on the link below.

Apply by August 31, 2016


Learn about Genesis

  • Genesis is a fall semester program, however, the mentor and mentee relationships can last a lifetime! 
  • Responsibilities begin the first weekend in September until the day before Concentrated Study Period begins.

Time Commitment

  • There are weekly engagement opportunities that mentors and mentees must attend. Please see the Fall Semester at a Glance below.
  • Each mentee and mentor pair is part of a larger network or “family” of mentors and mentees that may plan family meetings, events, and off-campus outings at least once a month. 
  • At least once a week,  mentees and mentors meet and maintain open lines of communication through lunch dates, meet ups, etc. The weekly contact is determined by the mentor and mentee.  
  • Twice a semster the mentees and mentors meet with the program director for a One on One.

Participation Requirements

  • Must be an enrolled undergraduate student excited to join the LSU community 
  • Must be respectful of individual differences and willing to adhere to the program policies and procedures 
  • Mentors must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA


  • Receive opportunities to interact with faculty/staff across campus in a meaningful way.
  • Individual mentoring and peer support.
  • Leadership, social, and academic enrichment opportunities. 
  • Friendships, fun, and memories to last a life-time!


Fall Semester At A Glance

Date Event Time

Saturday, September 03, 2016 

Genesis Mentor Experience

**Mentors ONLY**

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday, September 06, 2016 Genesis Mentor and Mentee Day 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, September 13, 2016


A Swahili word for "coming together." Harambee' highlights and showcases the talents of LSU students while providing an opportunity that encourages cross-cultural dialogues.

6:30 pm
Tuesday, September 20, 2016  Genesis One on Ones Varies
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Genesis Faculty Round Tables

Meet LSU Faculty and learn valuable resources on how to be successful in the classroom.  

4:00 pm
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Genesis Prep for Mid-Semester Exams

Learn study strategies and avoid pitfalls on your road to success.

6:00 pm
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

 Genesis Examination Support Group

Enjoy brain food as you work on homework, writings, and research using the Pomodoro Technique to create task, configure breaks, and track your progress throughout this session.

4:00 pm
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Genesis Crucial Conversations Starter

In a safe environment discuss and unpack the impact of diversity and inclusion on the college experience.  Share with other mentors and mentees how your identity has been challenged, enhanced, or improved.

 6:00 pm
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Genesis Passion and Commitment to Success Workshop


 6:00 pm
Tuesday, November 01, 2016  Genesis One on Ones Varies
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Genesis Gives Back TBD
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Genesis Strengths Collective

Mentors and mentees work through their Strength Quest results to learn how to leverage their natural talents and develop those talents into strengths for the spring semester.

6:00 pm
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

 Thanksgiving Recess- NO Genesis Meeting

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Genesis Closing Study Hour

6:00 pm