Campus Link Newsletter
FASE Making a Difference
The Faculty and Staff for Student Excellence Mentoring Program (FASE) assist first year students with their transition into IU. It does so by helping them make vital connections to University resources and activities for the purpose of achieving an enhanced academic and social experience. Freshmen are paired with upper class students who have demonstrated that they are capable leaders and are willing to make a difference in our community. Participants receive guidance in areas such as academic support and leadership development. In addition, participants obtain information that will help them take advantage of the huge landscape that IU is a part of.
As an example, as part of its “Cover Bloomington” community project, FASE students supported the Interfaith Winter Shelter (IWS) with its effort to house and feed the homeless during cold winter months. IWS is a collaboration consisting of faith based organizations in the Bloomington community. The shelter provides an important service for Monroe County’s homeless, and is a credit to our community.
FASE students assisted the First United Church, which serves as one of the IWS host sites with this important mission. The students provided warm blankets, socks, and food to be distributed to those who would be using the shelter that weekend. This project was a huge success! Several FASE students turned out to assist IWS with their mission and did our university and the Bloomington community proud!
Getting involved in FASE is easy. Simply contact the FASE Mentoring Program at 812-855-3540 and ask to join as a protégé. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students who are a sophomore or above and possess the right qualities, they can ask to become a mentor! Feel free to check out our website at www.iub.edu/~omsld.