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PRIDE Mentoring Program


Feel free to view our video to learn more about the P.R.I.D.E. Mentoring Program (PMP).  Unfortunately we can not meet you in person at this time, however we are excited to share our thoughts about our home away from home with you!  Congratulations and welcome to the TCNJ Family!



Welcome to The College of New Jersey’s PRIDE Mentoring Program. The college offers many beneficial opportunities for our students to mature throughout their college years. By assisting our students in assimilating into college life, we are also increasing their chances for success throughout their education—as well as in their future careers. The PRIDE Mentoring Program at TCNJ is a unique way for students to achieve a compassionate and supportive welcome to The College of New Jersey and its campus community.  Vice Presidents, Academic Deans, Faculty and Staff members have dedicated their time to mentor students and help make this program a success.


The PRIDE Mentoring Program provides first-year African-American/Black, Hispanic and first generation college students with the ability to grow culturally, socially and academically in an encouraging and supportive environment. This is accomplished through mentoring, structured activities, events and strategic learning opportunities.


  • Encourage students to keep in good academic standing
  • Provide students with guidance during their adjustment to college life
  • Assisting the students in their social, cultural, and academic assimilation at TCNJ
  • Familiarize students with the College’s community and resources

For more information, contact Jamal T. Johnson, Assistant Director for Mentoring and Retention, at, or go to the Pride Mentoring Program homepage.

To Apply: PMP Application