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Students remain our top priority. Academic mentor meetings will continue as scheduled through in-person meetings and/or teleconferencing methods, such as Zoom; contact your current mentor or submit a virtual session request below.

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Academic Mentoring

The goal of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's academic mentoring is to assist underrepresented students of all years in achieving academic success. These meetings will be scheduled biweekly. The focus of these biweekly meetings and outreach will be to determine any underlying issues and develop a plan for academic success.

Topics can include:

  • Time management
  • Goal setting
  • Note-taking skills
  • Test preparation
  • And more!

Students do not have to be in Promoting Academic Student Success (PASS) to request a mentor. However, they are highly encouraged to enroll in the program.

Meet our Mentors

Our mentors are a source of academic support for fellow students throughout their time at Wichita State University. We work with students to develop effective study skills and strategies on an individual basis, introduce students to academic support services and guide students through short- and long-term planning.

Gracie Delisi

Gracie Delisi

Major: Industrial Engineering
Classification: Senior

Sri Sai Jyothsna Jampala

Sri Sai Jyothsna Jampala

Major: Computer Science
Classification: Graduate

Courtney Price-Dukes

Courtney Price-Dukes

Major: Strategic
Classification: Senior

Janae Tunley

Janae Tunley

Major: Biological Sciences
Classification: Sophomore

Fall 2020 Academic Mentoring Options

In-person Academic Mentoring (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday)

We are now offering drop-in academic mentoring hours when the office is open for services. All academic mentoring meetings will take place in Rhatigan Student Center 208 - Academic Learning Space.

In-person academic mentoring is available from August 17 - November 20. After November 20, all academic mentoring will be virtual for the remainder of the semester. The following guidelines are in effect when visiting the Office of Diversity and Inclusion:

  • Masks covering your nose and mouth must be worn at all times when in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, unless you have a documented disability (including mental health) that would prohibit the use of a face mask or face covering
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the office
  • The academic learning space will be sanitized each academic mentor shift
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the academic learning space
This schedule is subject to change without notice.
Day Tutor Time
Monday Sri Sai Jyothsna Jampala 8-11 a.m. &
12:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday Gracie Delisi 8 a.m.-Noon
  Courtney Price-Dukes 10 a.m.-1 p.m. &
3-5 p.m.
  Janae Tunley Noon-3 p.m.
Wednesday Sri Sai Jyothsna Jampala 8-11 a.m.
  Janae Tunley 1-3 p.m.
Thursday Courtney Price-Dukes 9-11 a.m. &
2-5 p.m.
  Gracie Delisi Noon-2 p.m.
Friday Gracie Delisi 8 a.m.-
  Janae Tunley Noon-5 p.m.
Virtual Academic Mentoring (Times Vary)

Virtual academic mentoring will continue to be offered by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Our virtual academic mentoring hours vary by each mentor.

Resources and Online Tips

Academic Resources

There are a number of services and programs designed to support students' academic and intellectual engagement and to help them take full advantage of the curriculum.


3.1 Overall Cumulative GPA for Academic Year 2017-18
864 Hours of Tutoring Supported by PASS
1,056 Hours Logged by Mentors
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