The Mentoring initiative seeks to pair new students with experienced current students who can help them to adjust and thrive—in and out of the classroom.
Mentoring can be especially helpful for those who are coming from a different type of area (such as a big city), a different background, or are the first in their families to go to college. Our mentors provide a one-on-one relationship offering guidance in social issues, family transitions, college challenges and communicating with others.
A variety of criteria are used to determine matches for the mentoring program—anyone can apply to be a mentor and participation in the program will depend each year on the variety of incoming and transfer students signing up to be mentored. Range of experience, social knowledge, familiarity with the transition from home to school, involvement on campus, academic achievements and even good study skills can be qualifying factors.
Mentor will be selected based on personal qualities, two recommendations, and an interview/paid training process. This paid position is a fulfilling and rewarding experience that demands a high level of commitment and requires a degree of responsibility and attention that Susquehanna students are sure to exceed.
Mentors and mentees can apply to be matched generally or specifically by age, area of study, extracurricular involvement, first-generation college experience, gender expression, geographic origin, international status, race or ethnicity, religion or spirituality, or sexual orientation. As the program develops, more categories may be added.
Incoming student (mentee):
- Log in to mySU.
- Look for the application under to dos in the right column.
Current student (mentor):