The Mississippi Outreach to Scholastic Talent (MOST) is a two fold conference and mentoring experience. The MOST Conference is an exclusive leadership and recruitment conference for rising African American seniors from Mississippi. This one-of-a-kind experience takes place over three days and two nights on our Oxford Campus. The goal of the summer conference is to expose prospective African American students to leadership activities, academic offerings, campus resources, faculty, staff, and student leaders. Following the conference, mentors help to guide and support students through the admission process and throughout their freshman year. Participants are also invited back to campus to participate in a reunion event.
The MOST Mentoring Program matches enrolled MOST Conference Participants with an upperclassmen mentor. Via e-mail, social media contacts, scheduled events, and 1:1 meetings, mentors provide additional support for first-year students that enables them to complete their first year at the University and on a course toward graduation.