P.A.S.S. Mentoring Program

COSAM Office of Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity
Promoting Academic Success in STEM (P.AS.S.) Mentoring Program


Mission: Promoting Academic Success in STEM aims to assist students in fostering strong relationships with fellow COSAM students in order to develop a community support system. The goal is to provide each student with a network of peers to navigate the rigors of COSAM as well as the challenges of college life.

Vision: As the careers in pre-health and the sciences shift to a more group and team-focused environment, we hope that the structure of this program will better prepare the students for their desired careers by enhancing their leadership, teamwork, and innovative thinking skills, all while allowing them to build peer-mentor relationships with the talented and experienced people they encounter daily.

Benefits of peer mentoring

· Improve campus climate

· Enhance student retention rate

· Increase cultural diversity awareness

· Amplify awareness of group dynamics


· One academic year commitment

· Attend Sunday meetings once a month

· Be respectful of the ideals, time commitment, and the mission of the PASS program as well as your group

Sunday Meetings: During the Sunday Meetings, the students participate in discussion and complete activities that allow them to develop their leadership, teamwork, communication, and other soft skills that are necessary to succeed in their future endeavors. Some topics covered in the past year include Mental Health, Fostering Effective Mentoring Relationships, Exploring Your Definition of Success and Personal Identity/Academic Identity Intersectionality.


If you have any additional questions or comments, please feel free to forward them to

Matthew Gonzales, P.A.S.S. Program Coordinator: mag0097auburn.edu

Dr. Kimberly Mulligan-Guy, Assistant Dean of Inclusion, Equity and Diversity: kxm0001@auburn.edu