Become a Mentee

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Due to COVID-19, this program may be offered face to face, virtually or a combination of both.

Objectives and Expectations

  • Ask for suggestions and advice early in the relationship
  • You are expected to check their email on a daily basis for communication from the program or their mentor
  • You will respond to contacts from the program or their mentors within 48 hours. Communication is the key to success!
  • You will be on time for all meetings and events. If a scheduling conflict occurs, you must contact your mentor and/or program in advance to reschedule
  • Have fun and make new friends!

Application Process (fall only)

We are now accepting applications.

Mentee Application

Qualifications

  • Must be a Latina/o/x freshman or transfer and full-time student
  • Must be available to meet Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for the academic year.
  • Awareness and appreciation of all forms of diversity
  • Commit three to five hours per week to your mentor and program
  • Must commit to participate in the program for two consecutive semesters (fall and spring)

Benefits

  • Have a role model
  • "Been There, Done That" - Learn from someone who has traveled the path before you
  • Receive good advice and academic guidance
  • Increase skills in effective personal communication
  • A source of referrals
  • Expand your personal and professional network

Responsibilities

  • Attend meetings held Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for the academic year (fall and spring)
  • Maintain weekly contact with your mentor three to five hours per week
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Comply with any other duties as assigned

Questions?

For more information, contact amendoza7@niu.edu.

Contact Us

515 Garden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1986

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday by appointment

Luis Santos-Rivas
lsantosrivas@niu.edu
Lisa Vargen
lvargen@niu.edu

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