Mentor Program

The goal of the Multicultural Mentor Program is to provide direct and dedicated peer support to incoming and transfer ALANA, Multicultural Fellowship, LVEP and International students. The mentor program assists students with their academic, social and personal transition during their first year at LVC.

MULTICULTURAL MENTORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR:
  • Providing academic, social, cultural and personal support to incoming Fellowship, and LVEP and Milton Hershey students
  • Assisting first year fellowship students in understanding and completing requirements associated with the Multicultural Fellowship program
  • Serving as positive role models for incoming Fellowship, LVEP and Milton Hershey students
BENEFITS TO PARTICIPATION:
  • $100 gift card for LVC book store that can be used to purchase books
  • Develop strong leadership skills
  • Resume building opportunity
  • Excused from completing 2013-2014 Fellowship Requirements if part of the Multicultural Fellowship program
MULTICULTURAL MENTOR EXPECTATIONS
  • Participate in Multicultural Mentor REQUIRED training 
  • Attend the fellowship reception and opening social during New Student Orientation;
  • Attend regularly scheduled mentor team meetings with Director of Multicultural Affairs
  • Participate/attend Multicultural Fellowship programs and events
  • Become acquainted with mentees by holding at least 3 mentee group meetings (1/mth) during Fall 2013 semester and 2 mentee group meetings during Spring 2014 semester
  • Establish contact with mentees one-three times per month (email, phone, or person to person)
  • Serve as a positive role model
  • Maintain open lines of communication with mentees
SELECTION CRITERIA
  • Minimum 2.0 semester GPA for rising sophomores and 2.25 semester GPA for rising juniors and seniors (must be met by end of spring semester)
  • Completed Online Application
  • A completed reference form (LVC Faculty or Staff member (ONLY first year students can use a non LVC reference (i.e. high school coach, teacher, guidance counselor, youth pastor)
  • Personal interview (treat as a professional interview) with Director of Multicultural Affairs and returning Multicultural Mentors
  • Good disciplinary standing
  • Must be reliable, flexible, good communicator and responsible

Please note: you are not able to be a Peer Mentor and Multicultural Mentor at the same time; if offered both positions candidates must choose one or the other.

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Meet the 2013-2014 Mentors!