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Faculty/Staff Spotlight

Mitch Sartin

Serving as a staff mentor has been very rewarding for me, as I have learned a lot from my mentee. That said, witnessing my mentee flourish has been the most enjoyable part of my experience.

Mitch Sartin
Assistant Director, Counseling Center

fullCIRCLE Mentoring Program

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Faculty/Staff Mentors

Program Overview

Faculty and staff work with a small number of students as a mentor, offering guidance, consistent support, and serving as a positive role model—critical factors in our students' retention and overall success at SU. Faculty/staff mentors encourage skill development in the areas of leadership, programming, facilitation, communication, and collaboration; support academic success, career exploration, and intercultural exchange.

Mentor Goals

  1. To provide academic resources and connections outside of the classroom
  2. To be a role model who shares personal and professional growth
  3. To guide students through their academic, social, and cultural journey

Mentor Responsibilities

  1. Attend a summer training session and periodic meetings through the semester (details on date, time, and location will be provided at a later date)
  2. Make, at least, bi-weekly contact with mentees through personal meetings, events, phone, email, social media, office hours, etc.
  3. Provide University resources to mentees and connect them to people and offices that can support their individual needs

Qualifications

fullCIRCLE faculty/staff mentors should have a good understanding of the mission and work of the Office of Multicultural Affairs; be familiar with campus resources; care about the issues that affect students of marginalized communities; and be willing to work with students in intentional ways to be successful on campus.

Compensation

fullCIRCLE is unable to provide monetary compensation to mentors for their time. However, mentors will be recognized for their efforts through banquets, dinners, and public events. Limited funding will be available to mentors for engaging mentees in cultural opportunities.

Mentoring makes a difference. Become a fullCIRCLE mentor and join the fullCIRCLE family! 

How to Apply

We have completed our fullCIRCLE faculty/staff mentor application process for the 2016-2017 academic year. We are not accepting fullCIRCLE faculty/staff mentor applications at this time. Any questions, please email fullCIRCLE@syr.edu

Mentor Resources

fullCIRCLE Family Meetings (6 Week Series) Resources