Mentors

The Role of a Mentor

Mentors provide direction, guidance, and support to a minimum of two mentees in the same college (and in the same academic unit, if possible).

Mentors work collaboratively and respectfully with mentors, mentees, HHS faculty and staff.

Mentors are positive representatives of HHS and Purdue.

Mentors initiate contact with mentees before the start of the fall semester and actively develop and maintain connections with mentees throughout the academic year.

Mentors commit to their position for the duration of spring training and through the entirety of the following academic year. Mentors commit approximately 10 hours a month, including attendance at monthly mentor meetings, biweekly mentor/mentee activities, and biweekly one-on-one mentoring.

Mentors track mentoring relationships through biweekly written reflections.

Eligibility

Mentors are sophomores, juniors, and seniors in HHS. Mentors maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and good standing in the university.

The Role of the Mentor Core Leadership Team

The Core Leadership Team is a group of experienced Mentors that provides guidance and support to Mentors and Mentees.

The Core Leadership Team:

  • leads team discussions/activities at monthly mentor meetings.
  • responds to questions and concerns from Mentors on their team.
  • helps plan, coordinate, and lead weekly mentor/mentee activities.
  • assists in the recruitment, selection, and training of Mentors.
  • assists in the recruitment, selection, and training of the incoming Core Leadership Team.

Teams consists of 6-8 Mentors and one Core Leadership Team Mentor.

Core Leadership Team Mentors meet all expectations and fulfill all responsibilities of Mentors. Core Leadership Team Mentors have a minimum of one mentee.

Core Leadership Team Mentors commit to their position for three semesters, beginning in January and continuing through the following school year. Core Leadership Team Mentors commit approximately 10 hours a month, including attendance at monthly mentor meetings, biweekly mentor/mentee activities, biweekly one-on-one mentoring, and biweekly Core Leadership Team meetings. 

Eligibility

Core Leadership Team Mentors are juniors and seniors in HHS who have at least one year of experience as an HHS Mentor. Core Leadership Team Mentors maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and good standing in the university.

Check back for CLT applications in November 2023!

What do I need to apply?

  • Meet all requirements listed above
  • Updated Resume (to be uploaded to application)
  • Reference who can speak to your leadership potential (to be included with application)
  • Submit the CLT application
  • Complete a 45 minute interview

Mentor Application Process

Applications will be made available during the spring semester of each academic year. A completed application includes the online application, a current resume, and contact information for a character reference.

  • First-time Mentor Applicants: Submit contact information for a mentor (can be an advisor, coach, supervisor, faculty or staff member) who can speak to your potential as a peer mentor.
  • Returning Mentor Applicants: Submit contact information for at least one of your current mentees to speak to your mentoring skills.

 Mentor applications will be available in spring 2023.

What do I need to apply?

  • Enrolled in a major within the College of Health and Human Sciences
  • Have a 2.5 cumulative GPOA at the start of the fall semester
  • Updated Resume (to be uploaded to application)
  • Reference who can speak to your leadership potential (to be included with application)
  • Submit the application by the deadline
  • Complete a 30 minute interview with the Core Leadership Team

        **Previous participation in the Success Mentors Program is not required.**

Please contact hhsmentors@purdue.edu if you would like additional information about the HHS Success Mentors Program.

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