Peer Mentees

A good Mentee

  • Is available, accountable, accessible, and consistent
  • Prompt and reliable
  • Asks questions and seeks advice, then listens
  • Looks to the Peer Mentor(s) for encouragement, friendship, guidance, and coaching
  • Sets reasonable expectations and a goal
  • Makes every effort to achieve goal

To have a successful mentoring experience, Peer Mentees should

  • Share your expectations with your Peer Mentor(s)
  • Revisit your Mentor Group’s expectations monthly with your Peer Mentor(s) to ensure progress is being made toward goal
  • Communicate a minimum of every other week with Peer Mentor(s)
  • Meet according to your Mentor Group’s agreed upon schedule and Mentor UPP Schedule
  • Work at building a positive relationship
  • Listen to Peer Mentor’s advice and explore options
  • Utilize information and resources provided by Peer Mentor(s)

Requirements:
*Peer Mentees are required to attend mandatory meetings/events during the academic year:
* Kickoff – attend one of the offered sessions if possible with Mentor Group
* Attend Peer Mentor Group meetings as agreed upon by your group
* Attend at least one Mentor UPP Monthly Activity per semester or participate in a community service project with your Mentor Group in the spring.
* Mentee Groups will work with their Peer Mentors to set expectations and a Mentor Group SMART goal.

*Peer Mentees are to meet with their Peer Mentors as well as communicate by telephone, text, and/or email on an on-going basis throughout the academic year and are expected to attend planned activities with their Mentor Groups. All interactions are to be entered into the Mentor APP software. The Mentor UPP schedule is provided in Mentor APP under Resources.

*Peer Mentees are to submit updates or other information as requested by the Mentor UPP Advisory Board for accountability. Feedback is critical to the future of Mentor UPP.

Peer Mentors

A good Peer Mentor is

  • Available, accessible, and consistent
  • Prompt and reliable
  • Caring and supportive
  • A good listener and confidant
  • An encourager, friend, guide, and coach
  • A positive role-model

To have a successful mentoring experience, Peer Mentors should

  • Establish your Peer Mentees' expectations and be willing to adapt to changes
  • Set a measurable goal for your Mentor Group to obtain during the semester
  • Revisit the Mentor Group’s goal and expectations monthly to ensure progress is being made toward goal
  • Communicate a minimum of every other week with Peer Mentees
  • Meet according to your Mentor Group’s agreed upon schedule and Mentor UPP Schedule
  • Work at building a positive relationship
  • Encourage Peer Mentees to explore options instead of telling them what to do
  • Provide information and resources to Peer Mentees

Requirements:

*Meeting your Peer Mentee(s) prior to Kickoff is strongly encouraged.
(Peer Mentors are required to attend 4-5 mandatory meetings/events during the academic year.)
* Mandatory Peer Mentor Training – attend one of the offered sessions
* Kickoffs – attend at least one of the offered sessions with Mentees
* Mid-term feedback meetings – attend one of the offered sessions
* Called meetings as needed
* Peer Mentors will work with their Peer Mentees to set expectations and a Mentor Group SMART Goal.

*Peer Mentors are to meet with their Peer Mentees as well as communicate by telephone, text, and/or email on an on-going basis throughout the academic year and according to the Mentor UPP schedule provided in the Peer Mentor Training sessions and in Mentor APP under Resources as well as attend planned activities with their Mentee(s).

*Peer Mentors are to submit updates or other information as requested by the Mentor UPP Advisory Board for accountability. Feedback is critical to the future of Mentor UPP.

As with any relationship, you will only get out of it what you put in it.

Be committed to building a friendship with your Peer Mentor(s) and fellow students in your Mentor Group.

It is important to tell your Peer Mentor(s) what you expect and/or would like to get out of the relationship.