ENGAGE Mentorship Program

The ENGAGE Mentorship Program consists of two separate but intertwining components, the Peer Mentor Program and the Professional Mentor Program. The former recruits first-time, full-time students as well as international students as mentees, while the latter recruits as its mentees continuing students who can most strongly benefit from additional institutional support.

The central theme of the Office of Student Engagement is our belief in providing students with excellent engagement opportunities that are student-focused, student-driven, and student-centered.  This program has been designated as the OSE’s signature programming contribution to improving the institution’s student success outcomes. The primary goal of the ENGAGE Mentorship Program is to provide each participant with the knowledge and ability to move forward successfully in his or her individual academic program and career.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, all ENGAGE Mentees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a clear knowledge of the college system and their roles and responsibilities within that system
  • Articulate personal and professional life goals as well as practical plans to achieve those goals
  • Apply problem-solving skills to real-life dilemmas with confidence and autonomy
  • Participate actively in the large community of learners at SLCC

At the conclusion of the program, all ENGAGE Mentors will be able to:

  • Apply strong leadership skills to future endeavors
  • Demonstrate an understanding of life choices and experiences different than one’s own
  • Explain the positive connection between service and self-understanding
  • Participate actively in the large community of learners at SLC

Mentor Qualifications

All Peer Mentors must possess a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75, must have been a registered student at SLCC for a minimum of one academic year, must be approved through an interview process with the OSE, and must submit the ENGAGE Mentor Contract in person by the due date. All Professional Mentors must be SLCC Faculty or Staff members, must demonstrate a clear enthusiasm for and dedication to helping students succeed, and must submit the ENGAGE Mentor Contract in person by the due date. All Peer and Professional Mentors must complete all program responsibilities to retain their Mentor status.

Mentee Responsibilities

As an ENGAGE Mentee, each participant will:

  • Participate in a Summer Orientation session
  • Attend monthly ENGAGE nights with the ENGAGE Mentors
  • Respond to correspondence from ENGAGE Mentors and the OSE in a timely fashion
  • Sign off on Mentor/Mentee Communication logs before monthly Update Weeks
  • Communicate openly and honestly with ENGAGE Mentors and the OSE
  • Attend the ENGAGE Achievement Ceremony
  • Complete the ENGAGE Mentorship Program Exit Survey

Mentor Responsibilities

As an ENGAGE Mentor, each participant will:

  • Participate in a Summer Training session as well as a portion of the mentee Summer Orientation session
  • Attend monthly ENGAGE nights with the ENGAGE Mentees
  • Respond to correspondence from ENGAGE Mentees and the OSE in a timely fashion
  • Correspond with ENGAGE Mentees via email or phone twice in the months of August and December and four times in the months of September, October, and November
  • Maintain monthly Mentor/Mentee Communication logs
  • Submit completed and signed logs in-person during monthly Update Weeks
  • Communicate openly and honestly with ENGAGE Mentees and the OSE
  • Attend the ENGAGE Achievement Ceremony
  • Complete the ENGAGE Mentorship Program Exit Survey

ENGAGE Mentorship Program Calendar