Originating in 1927, Pomona's sponsor group program is one of the most advertised aspects of the college's first year experience. The school's website boasts of the sponsor group as a built-in support network and surrogate family for the homesick first-year. The reality of many students' sponsor group experience, though, is rarely idyllic. How, then, should sponsor groups be made? What should fuel the decision process behind who you live with your first year on campus? Should its formation be intentional, or should we move away from that model?
The PSU invites you to a student-led snackussion about the formation of the sponsor group - what the process has been, and it what it could be.
Student panelists, including Cameron Cook, Cole Clark, and Aiman Shafiq Kastro Chaudhary, will help get the conversation started, but all are welcome to speak and participate!
This is a wonderful opportunity to have your voice heard by people who matter: many of the deans in the Office of Campus Life (OCL) and Student Affairs (including Dean Feldblum, Dean Townes, Dean Jan, and Dean Grundy) will be there as silent observers of our conversation.