The Connected Program is a transitional program which offers new freshmen and transfer students the opportunity to be mentored by upperclassmen called Peer Team Leaders during the first half of the fall semester. Also, there is an Emerging Scholars Institute (E.S.I.) Advisory Board comprised of Murray State faculty and staff members who volunteer their time to mentor students in Connected Program. With the assistance of Peer Team Leaders, Connected students are given the support and direction they need through positive, caring relationships to help build their self-esteem and become successful at Murray State. Connected encourages students to take advantage of the university’s academic community and to help them promote their success.
While in Connected, students will participate in a number of social events scheduled just for them during the first eight weeks of school. There are several academic support services that that are provided by the Connected Program. Connected students are strongly advised to participate in a weekly group tutoring and study session called Hump Nite. This study table is held every Wednesday from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the Curris Center Stables. Another academic support service that is available to Connected students is a series of workshops which focus on enhancing or developing strategies for success called Retention Workshops. There are usually five to eight Retention Workshops per semester and they are usually held on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 5:00 PM.
So, you’re thinking about becoming a Peer Team Leader for the Fall 2013?
Connected Program Contract
Getting to Know You Information Sheet
Connected Schedule of Events
E.S.I. Advisory Board Contact List
Peer Team Leader Application
Peer Team Leader Recommendation Form