Jesup Scott Honors College

 The Jesup Assisted Take-Off (JATO) NETWORK

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The Jesup Scott Honors College is committed to innovative programming that fosters a sense of community and engagement with service and other values. As a part of this commitment, we have created the JATO Network - which stands for "Jesup Assisted TakeOff."

The JATO Network consists of two groups of students:

  • JATO “Rockets” are our returning honors students who will serve as leaders to the Network.
  • JATO “Avions” are our incoming honors freshman who choose to take part-in this awesome program designed to help facilitate relationships among peers.

JATO Avions that choose to be involved with the group will enjoy a variety of benefits:

  • access to social gatherings with Honors peers
  • mentoring by the JATO Rockets
  • cultivation of academic and professional skills

Participation in JATO events will be flexible to work around your schedule but highly encouraged for those that enroll in the group. The Honors Success Coaches and Dean's Office will help to guide the program, but this will largely be a student-run initiative, responsive to what YOU want it to be.

  JATO Rockets will work in collaboration with the Success Coaches to assist in facilitating experiential opportunities for the incoming students throughout the academic year. Each JATO leader will work with students in their corresponding degree granting college.

The Jesup Assisted Take-Off (JATO) Network is an exciting opportunity for returning JSHC students to enhance their leadership skills, mentor incoming students, and make an impact.

 The commitment for JATO Network leaders will be no more than 3 hours weekly.

To apply, complete the JATO Network Leader Application by Friday, April 29, 2016

Leader Expectations:

  • Help facilitate informational sessions
  • Establish relationships with mentees
  • Recruiting attendees to Honors programming
  • Participate in special JSHC recruiting events
  • Work with other JATO leaders to form study sessions
  • Encourage a sense of belonging for mentees


  • Develop leadership and communication skills
  • Learn to communicate effectively
  • Acquire programming knowledge
  • Build personal relationships with Honors administration, faculty and staff
  • Dean hosted kick-off and end of year celebration


Questions regarding the JATO Network contact Coach Aleiah at or 419.530.6054. 

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Last Updated: 1/31/18