The Honors Community
Honors College Mentorship Program
- Mentors will contact first-year students at least once every two weeks through email, phone or meetings.
- Mentors will attend all mandatory program events, including the August meet and greet, October meeting with Carrie Connolly and December Celebration.
- Mentors will use their resource notebooks — distributed at the meet and greet — in order to engage in conversations with their assigned mentee.
- Mentors will give referrals to offices, faculty and staff when unsure of an inquiry from their mentee.
- Mentors will keep a positive attitude about The Honors College and VCU and will not encourage behavior that violates university policies or procedures.
- Mentors will respond to contact from their mentees within 48 hours.
- Mentors are expected to check their email on a daily basis for communication from The Honors College or their mentee. Communication is the key to success!
- Mentors will remain active participants in The Honors College and encourage their mentee to do the same.
- Mentors will have fun and make new friends!
- A stronger connection will be made with students in The Honors College.
- First-year students will have a greater understanding of the responsibilities and privileges associated with The Honors College and VCU.
- First-year students will develop a desire to stay involved with The Honors College and strive for academic success.
- Students will experience growth through vectors one and two of Chickering’s Psychosocial Development: Achieving competence and managing emotions.