Cutting Edge Supports
Cutting Edge offers support in three distinct areas. Through academic advisors, our staff, and peer mentors, each student will receive the support they need throughout their college experience.
Undergraduate students who are trained & compensated by the Cutting Edge Program to support Cutting Edge students inside & outside of the classroom with their academic courses.
Undergraduate students who are trained & compensated by the Cutting Edge Program to support Cutting Edge students on & off campus in their internship experiences.
Community Engagement Mentors:
Undergraduate students who are trained & paid by the Cutting Edge Program to encourage students to participate in on-campus activities & events in the community. They also ensure that students have plans for the weekend that are safe & appropriate.
Health & Wellness Mentors:
Undergraduate students who support Cutting Edge students in maintaining their health & well-being, as well as oversee the use of equipment in the Fitness Center.
Volunteer Peer Mentors:
Undergraduate & graduate students who commit to spend at least one hour per week with a Cutting Edge student & promoting appropriate & healthy social skills.
Independent Living Mentors:
Undergraduate student who are trained & compensated by the Cutting Edge Program to promote independence in safe & supported environments. These mentors help students with time management skills, roommate relationships, daily living (laundry, hygiene, cooking), emotional support, & self-advocacy skills. They also encourage appropriate social interactions with fellow residents.
Our Cutting Edge Staff includes a Director, Program Coordinator & Student Advisor, Program & Alumni Coordinator, and Coordinator Assistant & Pre-College Coordinator. Together, along with staff and faculty across campus, we support each student individually. We provide regular communication between students, families, faculty and staff. We deliver academic support and planning, along with housing support both on and off-campus. In addition, we offer transitional support to all of our students prior to and after graduation.