The Commuter Mentor Program takes place during the fall semester. The Commuter Mentors will assist first year incoming commuter/off-campus students with the transition to college by providing academic support and opportunities for engagement on BGSU’s campus. The Commuter Mentor will also assist the Off Campus Student Advisor in planning programs and events for commuter/off-campus students. Mentors will be assigned up to three mentees and through one-on-one interactions, help students become more knowledgeable of campus resources, help them get connected to student organizations and leadership experiences, and help them learn how to build relationships with faculty and other students.
The Commuter Mentor Program
The Commuter Mentor Program was created to assist first year incoming commuter/off-campus students with the transition to college by providing academic support and opportunities for engagement on BGSU’s campus. Through the program, incoming commuter students are paired with Commuter Mentors, who are upperclass students that have breadth and depth of experiences. Through one-on-one interactions, CM’s will help students become more knowledgeable of campus resources, help them get connected to student organizations and leadership experiences, and help them learn how to build relationships with faculty and other students. The Commuter Mentor Program will take place in the fall semester.
Benefits of participating in the Commuter Mentor Program:
- You will have an opportunity to meet other commuter students.
- You will be able to create and implement semester goals
- You will have direct access to Off Campus Student Services administrative support
- You will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge of BGSU campus resources
- You will be able to improve your communication and personal skills
- You will participate in group activities that reflect academic success and community service
Responsibilities for the mentees in the Commuter Mentor Program:
- Attend kick-off event on Friday, August 23
- Meet with your mentor bi-weekly for 30-60 minutes.
- Attend a monthly Commuter Mentor Program meeting.
- Complete an Academic and Engagement Plan
- Participate in activities and programs sponsored by Off Campus Student Services (as schedule permits).
The Commuter Mentor program is designed for incoming, first- year students. There will be limited spots available for the upcoming fall semester.
If you are interested, please submit your application today
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