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.
Submit Your Application