Current Program Details
We are currently accepting applications and request forms for participation in the Spiritual Mentoring program. Rising senior students may apply to mentor a sophomore student. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 17, 2015 if you are interested in participating at the start of the fall 2015 semester. Sophomores students will be invited to request a mentor at the beginning of the fall 2015 semester. Matched sophomores and senior student mentors will be notified by the end of September, and will begin meeting as soon as both are able.
+ When does the program start and end?
The Spiritual Mentoring program requires a fall semester committment. There are four mandatory Monday meetings in the fall for Senior Mentors: August 31 (9am-Noon), September (5:30-6:30pm), October 19 (5:30-6:30pm), November 16 (5:30-6:30pm).
+ Who can participate?
Any student with sophomore standing in fall 2015 can request a mentor. Mentors are comprised of senior students. Potential senior student mentors will submit an application and references.
+ How does the matching process work?
At the beginning of each semester, our office reviews mentor applications and student requests for mentors. Matches are made based on availability, the questions answered in the application/ request forms, and knowledge, if any, of the participants. Matches are made on a first-come, first-serve basis and mentoring will begin a couple of weeks into each semester. Matches made later in the semester are exceptions and depend on whether mentors or mentees are available.
+ How often will we meet?
Generally, you can expect to meet bi-weekly. We ask that mentor-mentee pairs meet a minimum of two times each month and if a mentor-mentee pair wishes to meet weekly, they are more than welcome to.
+ Where will we meet?
Anywhere mutually agreed upon by the mentor-mentee pair.
+ What will the time together look like?
That is completely up to the mentor and mentee. Pairs may choose to read a book, pray together, go for a walk, discuss current events, surf, or make art. We hope these relationships are mutually encouraging, challenging and life giving.
+ What if a match doesn't work out?
If a mentor or student feel like the match is unhelpful, please contact our office so we can assess the situation and review options promptly:firstname.lastname@example.org