A.L.A.S. Mentor Program
The A.L.A.S. Mentor Program matches incoming first-year Latina/o students with current undergraduate or graduate students AND a faculty/staff member in cohort model. Peer mentoring helps with the transition into academics, social life, and student life at Georgia Southern University. The Latina/o culture is centered on tight-knit family (Familia) connections, and this program we will re-create this type of close-knit support network to help Latina/o students integrate into the academic and social setting at this university.
Mentors Duties & Responsibilities:
- Send your mentees a welcome letter/email to Georgia Southern.
- Maintain weekly contact with your mentee (in person, online, via cell phone.)
- Facilitate at least 1 Familia program each academic semester (social or educational).
- Complete your peer contact form online by the specified dates.
- Attend the Comunidad programs throughout the year (one each semester).
- Refer mentees to professional staff/or other campus resources when necessary.
- Maintain cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
- Have a positive attitude and enjoy your time as a mentor!
Click HERE to sign up to become a Student Mentor!
Faculty and Staff Mentors
- Send your mentees a welcome letter/email to GSU introducing yourself as their faculty/staff Familia mentor.
- Maintain regular contact with your mentee. Contact may occur in person, online or via cell phone.
- Be welcoming and available to your assigned Familia.
- Complete a short Familia feedback form once a semester.
- Work with the 5 Familia undergraduate/graduate mentors and other faculty/staff mentors to facilitate one Comunidad program each semester.
Click HERE to sign-up to become a Faculty/Staff Mentor!
Get a A.L.A.S. Mentor
Click HERE to get an A.L.A.S. Mentor.
Last updated: 8/11/2014