Become a RISE Mentor 2021-2022

Wednesday, March 31, 202110:19AM - Friday, April 16, 202110:19AM
At Office of Multicultural Affairs / Zoom
Organized by OMA

Become a RISE Mentor

Are you interested in becoming a RISE mentor?  We need you!

The RISE Mentor Program provides mentors to incoming first-year underrepresented student populations to assist in their transition to college and create an environment and network of support and resources to increase their sense of belonging and engagement with Longwood.  Any current freshman, sophomore or junior student may apply to serve as a peer mentor.  The qualifications for participating as a mentor include:  (1) having a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0; (2) good interpersonal and communication skills; (3) involvement in campus and/or community activities; (4) commitment to making a difference in the lives of their mentees, dependability, and a positive attitude.  Students interested in serving as peer mentors are expected to commit to the program for the entire academic year.  Some of the benefits of the program include:

 Mentors—leadership development opportunity, networking, intercultural engagement.

  • Mentees—feeling of belonging/community, personal/social resources and activities; enhanced awareness of campus and community resources and services, personal satisfaction, positive campus experience/interaction, identity development, increased levels of confidence and self-esteem.
  • Institutional—increased retention of underrepresented students, increased student satisfaction and connection, improved campus climate, create positive alumni base.

  If you have any questions, please contact Quincy Goodine at goodineqa@longwood.edu.

 

 

 

 

 


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