Overview of Mentee Responsibilities


  • Mentees must be Sophomore or Transfer student at Mississippi State University
  • Submit Online Application
  • Member of an Underrepresented Student Group
  • One Academic Calendar Year Commitment. (August 2020-May 2021).
  • Complete Mentor/Mentee training offered online or face-to-face.
  • Attend HCDC Faculty, Staff, and Student Mixer with Mentor
  • Attend a minimum of 1 activity per semester planned for Mentor/Mentee outside of the mandatory HCDC Faculty, Staff, and Student Mixer with Mentor.
  • Attend a minimum of 1 meeting per month with Mentor.
    • Methods of communication include but are not limited to face-to-face meetings, phone calls, emails, etc.
    • Failure to meet or provide justification will result in dismissal from the program. It is important to understand that faculty and staff are volunteers. They have made a commitment to you, their daily work and sometimes family. We really want to make the most of each mentor-mentee relationship and encourage you to fully take advantage of this program.
  • Contact mentor if you are unable to attend scheduled meetings.
  • Develop a trusting, respectful relationship with your mentor. If your feel uncomfortable or unsafe with your mentor, contact the Program Coordinator.
  • Take advantage of any opportunity to shadow, accompany, or observe your mentor in a work environment.
  • Remember that mentors are volunteers. Treat their time and contributions as valuable.
  • Do not ask or expect your mentor to give you things (such as money or meals), to offer you a job or internship, or to provide transportation for you.
  • In case of emergency, please call 911
  • Your mentor should not be your first point of contact during an emergency.
  • Adhere to all guidelines and expectations set forth by the Program Coordinator.
  • Complete evaluations and surveys for the Minority Faculty, Staff and Student Mentoring Program for future improvements.
  • Contact the Program Coordinator if there is a concern with the mentor relationship.
  • Attend mandatory meetings with the Program Coordinator.

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