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ALANA Experience

This year's ALANA Experience took place over a course of 4.5 days. The program took place from Sunday, August 24th through Thursday, August 28th. The program brought first-year ALANA students to campus one week early to meet other incoming and upperclass ALANA students, get acclimated to life at the university, and build tools for academic and personal success. A huge thank you to everyone who attended this year's programs. The 2014 ALANA Coordinators, the leaders, the faculty and staff here at Bentley can't wait to see what you do in your first year! Want to relive those moments? Want to check the program out for yourself in our gallery of photos below!

If you're interested in attending the 2015 ALANA Experience Program next August, please continue reading!

The program is free, but registration is required. Registration opens May 2015. You will receive an email with the link to register AND lots more information about the program itself!

During the ALANA Experience, you will:

Learn how to succeed academically and socially
Explore Bentley services and resources 
Meet faculty, staff and administrators
Network with corporate partners and Bentley ALANA alumni at special events and workshops
Join the ASAP mentorship program


Looking for information on the 2015 ALANA Experience program? Contact Nina DeAgrela, Assistant Director of the Multicultural Center if you have any questions.

ALANA Student Advancement Program

Through the ALANA Student Advancement Program (A.S.A.P), we pair freshman and sophomore students with upperclass mentors to create a support system for navigating life at Bentley and promoting academic and social development.

Typically, mentees are freshmen and mentors are juniors, with the relationship sustained throughout the mentee’s first two years at Bentley. Matches are made based on factors such as common personal interests, academic programs, and others. After completing the program, mentees then are able to become mentors for the incoming freshman class.

Applying to A.S.A.P

Applications are now being accepted for both mentees and mentors. Click the links to apply online to be either mentee or a  mentor. For more information, contact Nina DeAgrela at 781.891.2971 or

This year's coordinators are Priya Patel, Stephanie Wehby, Ashley Kim, Emiel Barbosa, and Jassiely Gonzalez.

Meet the 2014 A.S.A.P Coordinators

Summer Transition Education Program

The Summer Transition Education Program (STEP) provides college admission support for high-potential students who may have faced academic, socioeconomic, or personal challenges beyond their control.  

Its benefits include:

  • Funding for Bentley’s Orientation program (for all new students) and a six-week residential program (exclusively for STEP students)
  • Two free summer courses
  • Monitoring of your academic progress
  • Mentoring, academic advising and tutoring
  • Counseling, support and referrals
  • Networking and professional development opportunities

For more information look at the Summer Transition Education Program (STEP) page. 

Get to know the STEP Class of 2018!

 Men/Women's Group 

The Multicultural Center seeks to empower men and women through programs of enlightenment, enrichment, and fulfillment through various activities and discussions put on by various staff from across the campus. Throughout the year both the Men’s Group and Coming Full Circle (Women’s Group) meet individually and occasionally together each month for discussion groups and informational meetings. Both groups were created to have students interact with one another and to build a sense of community among each other and the Bentley community as a whole. Specifically:

Coming Full Circle (Women's Group)  


Coming Full Circle consists of women faculty, staff, and students of color. Our goal is to allow college age young women to come together for fellowship, dialogue, social and professional networking.  Coming Full Circle ( CFC) will build up presentation and leadership skill that will allow them to use these refined skills in the classroom, in organizations and  the work place. Coming Full Circle holds their yearly retreat in the fall in late October.

                                                       Coming Full Circle Retreat Application

For more information, contact Claudette Blot at 781.891.2142 or

Men's Group


The Men’s Group consists of men faculty, staff, and students of color.  Our goal is to develop a sense of community at Bentley by supporting and educating one another about life.  Each month there is a meeting with a special discussion topic.  We try to cover topics such as relationship building, career topics, how to multitask, or to just really offer encouragement. The Men’s group holds its yearly retreat in the spring.

For more information, contact Nina DeAgrela at 781.891.2971 or