Scholar’s Mentorship Program

SMP is a multicultural program, founded by the Black Studies Department, that addresses the educational disparities of the historically underrepresented students of SUNY New Paltz. SMP develops a community of scholars and leaders who celebrate academic achievement, whilst becoming culturally competent, to develop an inclusive campus.

Usually, the program has 75-80 students each year. Fall 2020, there are 47 students in the program, many of whom still await faculty mentors.

Questions or volunteer to mentor? Contact Director, Mark Rumnit (

For more information, visit the Scholar’s Mentorship Program website here.