S.T.E.P. Program Mission and Vision


To provide peer and one-to-one mentoring and to create a sense of community that supports and empowers communication sciences and disorders (CSD) students from underrepresented racial/ethnic populations by:

  • connecting self-motivated students with experienced mentors in meaningful mentoring relationships;
  • supporting mentoring relationships through ASHA engagement opportunities;
  • providing online resources for all students and mentors seeking tools, information, and inspiration; and
  • facilitating the recruitment and retention of underrepresented racial/ethnic minority students.


To be the premier ASHA mentoring community for underrepresented racial/ethnic students―a community that aspires to grow an ASHA membership reflecting society's diversity.

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