Welcome to RAMP at Humboldt!

Retention through Academic Mentoring Program

Congratulations on all of your recent accomplishments (i.e. graduating high school, turning 18, getting your license, etc.)! Humboldt is proud to have you and glad that you have chosen to attend our institution. Your 4 years at Humboldt will come and go before you know it and you will be off to graduate school or starting your career. It is important to make the most of your time here at Humboldt. As you prepare for college begin to think about what you want to be involved in, what kind of classes you want to take, and how you can contribute to the Humboldt campus. We are so excited to meet you. Welcome to Humboldt!

Here at Humboldt, we are dedicated to your success as a student. In order to support you in your academic pursuits, the RAMP serves all first time freshmen through general and/or 1:1 mentoring meetings, events, and collaborations with other units on campus. The heart of the program provides 1:1 peer mentoring for all first time freshmen attending Cal Poly Humboldt.

The RAMP began as a program serving new, first-year, freshman students. Beginning in Fall 2020, RAMP evolved its service to include second year and beyond students through additional programming and staffing. As a result, RAMP is responsible for the administration of the First Year pathway (FY) and now, the College Based pathway (CB). The RAMP Director serves both programs, each of which is managed by respective Coordinators (FY Coordinator and CB Coordinator).

Involvement. Engagement. Support.

Your RAMP mentor will:

  • Help you develop positive academic habits and study skills.
  • Teach you about the campus culture and help you find your niche.
  • Clarify university policies and procedures.
  • Direct you to campus and community resources and services.
  • Let you know about all the cool stuff happening on campus.
  • Be your biggest supporter!

Click here to hear a message from RAMP mentors.

RAMP Statement of Purpose

The RAMP is an evidence-based, student-centered program focusing on supporting, respectfully guiding and accompanying student leaders in their development as scholars and paraprofessionals. As a result, the spaces they share with peers across campus create interactions which support the students’ ongoing work towards successful navigation of the university. The RAMP is rooted in a holistic framework of justice, equity, cultural humility, and respect for the existence of multiple intersectionalities which impact the students’ lives.

Our Mission

The mission of the RAMP is to advance efforts in supporting students by providing academic and personal support from current Humboldt students who have demonstrated academic excellence. Through unique peer relationships, RAMP connects students to curricular/co-curricular learning experiences, as well as support services; helping them succeed and thrive.    

Land Acknowledgement

The staff of the Retention through Academic Mentoring Program acknowledge that the land that Cal Poly Humboldt resides is the unceded territory of the Wiyot people which includes the Wiyot Tribe, Bear River Rancheria, and Blue Lake Rancheria. It is surrounded by the traditional, ancestral, and present homelands of several indigenous nations including the Hupa, Karuk, Mattole, Tolowa, Wailaki, and Yurok. The Wiyot people have been here since time immemorial and continue to live, care, and protect their ancestral territory. We honor the past, present, and future generations of Wiyot people who care, protect and fight for this land. We support efforts to regain and maintain sovereignty of self and land for Wiyot people and all indigenous people. We make this land acknowledgement in recognition that our words must be matched by action and approach. Please consider supporting and acknowledging tribal sovereignty with an honor tax contribution through www.honortax.org and/or engaging with the numerous on and off campus opportunities offered by the Native American Studies Department (https://nasp.humboldt.edu/nas-welcome, https://www.instagram.com/hsu_nas/) and the Rou Dalagurr Food Sovereignty Lab and Traditional Ecological Knowledge Institute (https://nasp.humboldt.edu/fsl).

Please learn from Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy lecture "What Good Is a Land Acknowledgment?"

What Good is a Land Acknowledgement - Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy

Labor Acknowledgement

The staff of the Retention through Academic Mentoring Program recognize and acknowledge the labor upon which our country, state, and institutions are built. Remember that our country is built on the labor of enslaved people who were kidnapped and brought to the US from the African Continent and recognize the continued contribution of their survivors. We acknowledge all immigrant labor, including voluntary, involuntary, and trafficked peoples who continue to serve within our labor force. Please consider supporting local organizing in the community for descendants and survivors through monetary support, consciousness raising work, and mutual aid.