As the College of Social Sciences continues to grow with incoming freshman and transfer students, our Advising Center is launching COSS Linked, to continue contributing to the success of our students on campus.

COSS Linked is a transitional peer mentor program for freshman who are transitioning into their second year on campus and will also assist with the transition to our incoming transfer students to the college. All mentees in the program can choose who their mentor will be, an undergraduate student, who they will meet with at least once a month for the academic school year.

During each COSS Linked meeting, topics such as; study abroad, networking, research, internships, and service-learning will be discussed. Each session will also allow time for the mentor to check-in with their mentees to see how their transition and life are going.

“You do not see a peer mentor program like this in other colleges or advising centers. I think as this program grows it will help those students going into their Sophomore year, incoming freshman and transfers with their transition to the university,” said Ross Whitton, Coordinator and Lead Advisor for the College of Social Sciences Advising Center.

The program will start in the Fall 2018 and go through to the end of the following Spring semester. Students who are interested can contact the Program Student Assistant, Crystal Laurean at A Fall kick off will be held on Friday, September 14th, 2018 which will include an information session in the University Student Union conference room 312-314 from 4-5pm and a social activity from 5-7pm.

Sound interesting – but can’t commit to the COSS Linked requirements? This Fall semester a COSS Linked Crew student ran club will also be on campus. Students who are interested in COSS Linked Crew can sign up by contacting Mathew Madrigal at

The hope is that with the peer to peer networking, students can build a connection within the College of Social Sciences and the Fresno State campus.