SMART Mentor

Now Hiring for this Academic School Year!

If you are interested in applying to be a SMART Mentor next year, apply here.


Breif Description

SMART Mentor | The Residence Life SMART (Students of Color Mentoring, Aiding, Retaining, and Teaching) Mentor is responsible for developing a positive, supportive relationship with first-year students of color (Mentees). In addition to working with the first-year students in making the adjustment to college life at Bowling Green State University, SMART Mentors will assist with SMART event planning, implementation and management.


$1,500 Stipend

Please note: This compensation is taxable.

Employment Term

Now hiring for the current Academic School Year.


What is SMART?

The Students of Color Mentoring, Aiding, Retaining and Teaching Program is a mentoring program designed to offer social, cultural, leadership and academic support to first-year students of color living in the residence halls at BGSU.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have, and maintain, a 2.5 term and cumulative GPA.
  • Must be a full-time, enrolled undergraduate student and live on campus.
  • Available on weekends and evenings to accommodate evening activities, meetings and programs.
  • Cannot currently be on Residence Life Employment Probation, Resident or University Student Conduct Probation or Academic Probation.
  • Must be able to work well in a group setting with people of diverse beliefs, backgrounds and personalities; demonstrate high ethical standards and strong character; and serve as a role model/positive example of a BGSU student.

SMART Mentor Job Duties

  • Participate in all assigned Residence Life/SMART Trainings and Professional Development
  • Attend weekly SMART Meetings (Roundtables/All-SMART), Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Commit to developing a positive, supportive relationship with all other Residence Life Staff and Mentees
    • Be accessible and available to all Mentees
    • Maintain weekly contact with Mentees, including a monthly face-to-face interaction
    • Provide timely information about SMART programs and events to Mentees
  • Complete weekly reports detailing interactions with Mentees
  • Work under the direction of a SMART Team Leader as a part of a SMART Committee
    • Plan programs/events/activities as part of a SMART Commitee
    • Attend SMART-sponsored programs and activities
  • Meet one-on-one with the SMART Program/Graduate Coordinators monthly throughout the year
  • Adhere to SMART Program requirements and expectations of SMART Program Coordinators
  • Follow guidelines/rules in the Community Living Standards and the Student Code of Conduct
  • Other duties as assigned

Application Process

The Office of Residence Life is always looking for qualified applicants to apply to be a SMART Mentor and currently have open positions that need to be filled.

Step 1
Apply Now | After you apply, your application will be checked for eligibility. If you meet the position requirements, your application will become Active.
Step 2
If your application is Active, it will remain on file for 5 months and you will be contacted for an interview if a position opens that meets your qualifications.
Step 3          If you are not contacted for an interview within 5 months, please re-apply. Just because you weren't contacted doesn't mean we won't want to hire you in the future.

Please note: All position information, including the compensation, are subject to change. The information provided on this page is a reflection of the current academic school year position. If you have any questions about the Application Process, please email us at Thank you for your interest in the position!