"The University of South Alabama is committed to the success of each of our students. One of the most promising means of ensuring that success is through mentoring, whereby our students play a significant role in the successes of fellow USA students. It can be a life-changing experience, and I strongly encourage every student to consider the opportunity." - President Tony G. Waldrop
JagROOTS is designed to support students in their transition to the University of South Alabama. This objective is achieved through active participation in one-on-one interactions between mentors and mentees, participation in JagROOTS events and attendance at cultural events.
- Goal 1: Create community and build social networks for JagROOTS mentees to foster belonging and support their development as confident, socially responsible adults.
- Goal 2: Develop JagROOTS mentees’ civic responsibility and appreciation for community service by designing and carrying out service-learning projects.
- Goal 3: Positively impact academic success outcomes for JagROOTS mentees with specific emphasis on graduation from college and successfully achieving their goals for future careers or post-baccalaureate education.