Be a current student at Allegany College of Maryland
Have successfully completed at least one semester at ACM
Successfully Completed Developmental English and Reading
2 Faculty/Staff Names for Recommendation
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
Sensitivity to and interest in issues of diversity
Strong oral and written communication skills
Genuine desire to help others
Mature, trustworthy, non-judgmental, and responsible
Enthusiasm for the college, students, faculty, staff, academics, and co-curricular
Active on campus and in the community
Effective study, organization, and time management skills
Each mentor will be assigned a mentee. Most mentees will be first year students at
Allegany College. You should meet with your mentees individually, and we may meet
as groups throughout the semester. You should also encourage your mentees to attend
large group mentoring activities, campus events, and our regular meetings.
Each mentor should plan to meet their mentee at least three times a semester. Each
mentor should also plan to attend at least one campus event with their mentee each
semester. Each mentor should plan to attend the majority of our regular meetings.
Duties of Mentors
Provide individual mentoring to struggling students.
Create a supportive and welcoming environment, keeping in mind the needs of African
Help students answer questions, find people and places around campus, study, and improve
their academic and social skills.
Keep accurate records of all contact with mentees.
Attend all mentor training sessions and meetings.
Turn in all required paperwork on time and in an organized fashion.
Work cooperatively with the Coordinators of this program and other mentors
Work cooperatively with students, staff, faculty, and administration.
Model appropriate social and academic behavior and skills.