School of Business

Academic Ally Program


The School of Business has implemented an Academic Ally Program to address the academic achievement gap among students; particularly those students with a grade point average (GPA) between 2.0 and 2.5.   The School is inviting applications from students who meet the following requirements:

  • A GPA of 3.2 or higher;
  • Successful completion of the eight pre-major business classes;
  • Qualified for admission to upper-division status in the School of Business;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • The ability to listen and understand the academic needs of mentees;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Knowledge of CCSU and the academic support resources available;
  • Availability to work flexible hours;
  • The ability to serve as a role model;
  • Available to attend evening training sessions during August 2013 (dates to be announced);
  • A letter of recommendation from a School of Business faculty member;
  • An interview.

Allies will receive a $500 stipend upon successful conclusion of all meetings with your assigned participants each semester.  A Certificate of Leadership will be issued to Allies at the end of training.

Qualified applicants must complete an Academic Ally Application and provide a letter of recommendation from a School of Business professor using the Faculty Recommendation Form.  The application deadline is July 5th, 2013 by 5:00 PM. All application materials need to be submitted to Ms. Jordan Lodice in the School of Business, Vance Academic Center Room 216.

Academic Ally Application      Faculty Recommendation Form