Academic mentors are upper-class, undergraduate students who serve as role models in Twin Towers East and Buskirk residence halls. Mentors are responsible for coordinating academic programming initiatives, assisting students in transitioning to the collegiate academic experience, and helping students in need become connected with campus academic support services. This is a one-year position. Mentors may apply to continue their role the following year.
As a part of the residence life staff, academic mentors are expected to be familiar with and abide by all policies within the residential areas, support the resident advisor and professional staff, and participate in building-wide community initiatives in order to develop relationships with both students and staff. Mentors are required to have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and once in the position, cannot fall below a 3.0 semester GPA. Mentors who fail to meet the GPA requirement will be placed on probation or may not be able to continue in the position.
Academic mentors work approximately 10-12 hours per week (with some weeks requiring more involvement and participation than others), and receive a room waiver for themselves. Mentors are housed in Twin Towers East and Buskirk residence hall, in a double room.