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Mentorship, Mastered

Rollins’ integrated, campus-wide approach to mentorship provides students with personalized guidance and support at every step of their educational journeys.

A recent report from Gallup reveals that college graduates who had a professor who cared about them as a person, made them excited about learning, and encouraged their dreams were twice as likely to thrive in both their lives and careers. Further, researchers found that having at least one mentor during college was the single most important factor to personal and professional success.

At Rollins, you’ll never walk alone. Our unique mentorship model provides every student an entire community of mentors at every step of their journey. These expert guides help you uncover your passion and give you the tools and opportunities to reach your goals.

You’ll forge lifelong relationships with our expert professors through our intimate, discussion-based courses and one-on-one advising. That student-faculty bond is strengthened while working side by side on everything from original collaborative research to life-changing service projects and globetrotting field studies.

Rollins Gateway guarantees every incoming student a dedicated faculty advisor from orientation through commencement. In fact, you’ll connect with your faculty advisor during your first full day on campus. Many students and faculty advisors form bonds that stretch well beyond four years.

You’ll also have dedicated staff advisors who will help you maximize your Rollins experience, augmenting your academic experience through study abroad, community engagement, and elite internship and research opportunities.

It always helps to have a friend who’s walked a mile in your shoes. Even before you’ve fully moved into your dorm room, you’ll have the support of Rollins’ Peer Mentors, second-, third-, and fourth-year Tars who help ensure your #RollinsLife is amazing from day one.

Through Rollins’ Career Champions alumni mentorship program, you’ll get firsthand career and life advice from alumni mentors whose professional paths align with your interests.

SJ Renfroe ’18
“The quality of the faculty and the personalized attention I received allowed me to form deep relationships. Being on a first-name basis with your professors really allows for approachability and lets students learn so much more deeply.”

SJ Renfroe ’18

Anthropology major
MA candidate, Columbia University

Our Mentors Are No. 1

Our professors are amazing, but don’t just take our word for it: ask the experts. U.S. News & World Report ranked Rollins the No. 1 college in the South for undergraduate teaching in its 2020 rankings of the nation’s best colleges.