(Sisterhood of Undergraduate Representing Great Excellence)

 SURGE online application

The Sisterhood of Undergraduate Representing Great Excellence (SURGE) is a mentoring program for Women of Color in Career or Technical Education programs. This initiative provides academic support, one on one mentoring and coaching, career exploration and development, community service projects and assistance in transitioning to a four-year institution or into the workforce.


The program will create awareness of and address issues that impact women from diverse cultural backgrounds through a facilitated mentoring program where women of color can support each other; engage in dialogue on issues pertinent to women of color, and acquire professional development and leadership skills.

Learning Outcomes
As a result of being in the program the students will be able to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the following skills:
Emotion Management – Students will be able to demonstrate when they need help and seek it, assume responsibility for actions, and appreciate hard moments’ purpose in their development.
Conflict Resolution – Students will be able to demonstrate appreciation of and respect for diverse communities, the ability to understand the consequences of their actions, and apply different techniques of resolution.
Time Management – Students will be able to identify best practices in setting up appointments, the importance of punctuality, and the advantage of using time efficiently.
Financial Literacy – Students will be able to make informed and effective financial decisions through the understanding of their finances.
Utilizing Resources – Students will be able to engage in critical self-reflection and make choices in their own best interest, gather information from a variety of sources, and make informed choices regarding both their personal and professional lives.
Goal Setting – Students will be able to understand the importance of goal setting and planning for a successful future.
Writing/Public Speaking – Students will be able to demonstrate the importance of appropriate speaking and writing styles based on the setting and audience, and recognize communication is essential for impressions.
Self-Knowledge – Students will be able to create a positive vision of self, engage in opportunities for self-improvement and growth, appreciate and respect individual differences, and exhibit confidence when confronted with new information that is unknown and unexamined.

   • Triton College Minority Female Student    • Enrolled in a Minimum of 6 College Credit Hours    • Be in good standing with the College

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