Mentee’s roles and responsibilities:

  • Clarifies their preferred method of communication and the goals they would like to achieve from the mentoring relationship.
  • Communicates weekly with the mentor via the preferred method of communication.
  • Provides updates to the mentorship staff on the mentoring relationship at least once in the year. 
  • Participates in mentoring programs, special social events through the duration of the mentoring relationship.
  • Actively explores opportunities for personal and academic growth.

Mentor’s roles and responsibilities:

  • Participates in training provided.
  • Contacts the mentee by mid-September to provide them with their name, contact number and email.
  • Contacts mentee weekly to check-in. 
  • Once per semester has a check-in with the mentorship coordinator.
  • Reminds mentee of upcoming social events and also participates in these events.
  • The mentor must report any issue that may endanger themselves or others (for example, disclosure of suicidal thoughts). Please see the section "crisis management" of the handbook.
  • The mentor is not to be seen in an advice-giving role.
  • The mentor is not to replace a mental health professional but to utilize the list of support provided and to refer the mentee to these supports.  
  • The mentor is to check in with the coordinator of the mentorship program and to report any concerns or issues. This is especially the case if there are any critical incidents.

Mentoring program staff's role

  • The mentorship program staff is defined as the campus ministry team and the directors of residence.
  • The staff, especially campus ministry, supports the mentoring relationship throughout the duration of the match to ensure that the relationship goes smoothly and meets the program goals.
  • The staff provide support in the areas where the student mentor and student mentee may need additional assistance. This is especially the case when there is a critical incident.
  • The staff coordinates social events. The mentorship staff coordinates training for student mentors.
  • Maintains an open door policy. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to drop-in in person or by email or phone calls with any issues or questions that may arise.