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.
Assistant Director, Counseling Center
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 the mentee’s retention and overall success at SU. Mentors encourage skill development in the areas of leadership, programming, facilitation, communication, and collaboration; support academic success, career exploration and intercultural exchange.
fullCIRCLE 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 work with students in intentional ways to be successful on campus.
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 the difference; become a fullCIRCLE mentor and join the fullCIRCLE family!
The fullCIRCLE Faculty/Staff Mentor application process for the 2015-2016 academic year is now closed. There will be another opportunity to apply next spring for the 2016-2017 academic year.