VCU Honors College

The Honors Community

Honors College Mentorship Program

Mentee expectations


  1. Mentees will contact mentors on a regular basis throughout the summer and fall semester to ask questions about VCU, The Honors College and college life.
  2. Mentees will attend all mandatory program events, including the August meet and greet and December Celebration.
  3. Mentees will be on time for all meetings and events. If a scheduling conflict occurs, you must contact your mentor in advance to reschedule.
  4. Mentees will respond to contact from their mentors within 48 hours.
  5. Mentees are expected to check their email on a daily basis for communication from The Honors College or their mentor. Communication is the key to success!
  6. Mentees will remain active participants in The Honors College.
  7. Mentees will have fun and make new friends!

Program objectives

  1. A stronger connection will be made with students in The Honors College.
  2. First-year students will have a greater understanding of the responsibilities and privileges associated with The Honors College and VCU.
  3. First-year students will develop a desire to stay involved with The Honors College and strive for academic success.
  4. Students will experience growth through vectors one and two of Chickering’s Psychosocial Development: Achieving competence and managing emotions.