So you’ve been invited to Summer Institute…
What is Summer Institute?
Summer Institute’s (SI) mission is to increase the leadership development and personal and academic success of participants. It targets students who are underrepresented in science, math and engineering, but participation is not limited to these groups. Through the SI program, scholars will build their sense of belonging and engage in topics related to identity development, social action, equity, and diversity.
What is the cost of participating in SI?
SI is free of charge to students.
When does SI take place?
SI starts in the summer but engages students throughout their first year. SI scholars will receive email newsletters to their HMC email with details about the program schedule and important reminders of tasks that must be completed prior to their arrival on campus. SI begins with a virtual meeting in early August and then transitions into on-campus programming that takes place before New Student Orientation.
What happens during SI?
SI Scholars will be paired with a mentor and mentee group that offers peer support throughout their first year, and beyond. Throughout the program, SI scholars will become familiar with the resources and programs available at HMC and the Claremont Colleges. They will participate in workshops and activities that build their understanding of cultural competency, leadership, community engagement, healthy behaviors, career exploration, and academic life at Mudd.
Why was I invited to SI?
We believe students invited to SI would benefit from having additional time to learn about the culture and resources at HMC.
What are the benefits of SI?
Previous participants say that SI gave them greater confidence in their transition to Harvey Mudd and provided them with a strong, supportive community. Over the years a large number of our SI participants have gone on to assume leadership roles at HMC including, proctors, mentors, student organization leaders, Orientation directors and ASHMC presidents.
How do I sign up?!
Please submit the Summer Institute Agreement Form found on HMC Applicant Hub. Please check the form for the deadline.
SI is designed to accommodate around 40-60 students. Therefore, it is possible that not all students who indicate interest will be able to attend SI.
I have more questions. Who may I contact?
Office of Institutional Diversity
- Phone: 909.607.1865
- Email: email@example.com
- Dean Arianna Valdez (Hablo Español)
Division of Student Affairs
- Phone: 909.621.8125
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org