PLNU staff, faculty, and friends of the university may apply HERE to be a spiritual mentor of an upperclassmen student. Reference forms for prospective mentors can be found HERE. The deadline for Spiritual Mentor applications September 5th, 2016. PLNU students are invited to request a mentor in the fall. Matched mentors and students 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. Pairs are welcome to continue on into the spring if both of their schedules allow.
+ Who can participate?
Junior, and senior students can request a Spiritual Mentor. Junior and senior students will be matched with a PLNU staff, faculty, or friend of the university (spouses of staff/ faculty, alums, qualfied community members).
+ 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 on a first-come, first-serve basis and mentoring will begin a couple of weeks into each semester. Matches are made based on interest, experience, the questions answered in the application/ request forms, and knowledge, if any, of the participants. 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 although if a mentor-mentee pair wishes to meet often, 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: SpiritualMentoring@pointloma.edu