Center for Student Success

Mentoring Program


Jernigan Library 210

Fall and Spring

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED



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Peer Assistance Leader (PALs) Mentoring Program

The Center for Student Success established the Graduation Pathway Success Center in the Fall 2012 semester as  part of a brand new First Year Javelina Initiative.  To expand services to all Javelinas, the mentoring program evolve to the Peer Assistance Leader “PAL” mentoring program.  Located in Jernigan Library, room 210, the PALs  are housed in the Center for Student Success, along with First-Year Seminar faculty. 


The PAL Mentoring program is designed to support incoming freshmen and transfer students in making a  successful and enjoyable transition to the TAMUK campus by creating educational and supportive relationships  designed to direct students to be successful.  The PAL Mentors support students by sharing skills and positive  habits, guiding students to resources and opportunities on campus, and promoting positive decision making. 


Each PAL is tied to 3-5 University Success “UNIV” courses that is taken by all first time in college freshmen.  Each freshman is encouraged to meet with a mentor once a week for 30 minutes or as needed

All TAMUK students are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the PAL mentoring program as needed.


The mission of the Peer Assistance Leaders “PAL” Mentoring program is to support the mission of the Center for Student Success by assisting in the successful transition of First-Year and Transfer Javelinas by providing the opportunity for a one-to-one and small group mentor relationship. PALS will contribute to the academic and personal growth of incoming freshmen by offering their insights into academic and student support issues.  They will strive to promote academic excellence and student success at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. 

Program Goals

·         Support the transition process of first time freshmen and transfer students to A&M Kingsville

·         Increase the student's connection with the university

·         Provide informal academic, career/professional and personal guidance

·         Connect Javelinas with campus resources 

Meet the Mentors here! (Coming soon).

   Mentors are current TAMUK students, from a various of majors. 

   The minimum requirements to become a GPS Mentor are:

·         Current student in good standing at the time of application and throughout employment

·         Junior or Senior standing preferred but will accept Sophomores who have gone through the program. 

·         Preferred minimum GPA of 3.0.

·         Must give a one-year commitment to this position and be a full-time student both semesters. 

·         Must have strong communication and computer skills

Interested in mentoring javelinas?

To view application click here.

For More Information, Contact

Christina Rodriguez-Gonzalez
Director, Academic Success
Jernigan Library 220


This page was last updated on: May 14, 2019