UV Mentors develop personal leadership and mentoring skills as they work with the
instructor and students in University Student Success classes (and other various subjects,
including Math and Biology).
We are "Students Helping Students".
UV Mentors model self-awareness, critical thinking, and commitment to academic standards.They increase their leadership skills by serving in leadership positions on campus, within the program, and in the classroom.They demonstrate how to expand one's understanding of self and others. They collaborate with and support the instructor with which they are assigned. They contribute in the planning and facilitation of classes. They actively and enthusiastically participate in class. They provide classroom, group, and individual mentoring to their students. They are a model of a successful student in their own classes. And, not to mention....They have FUN!
The mission of the UV Mentor Program is to maximize student opportunities for leadership in and facilitation of:
Establish the UV Mentor Program as a premier peer mentoring and leadership program among the local, regional and national areas of higher education by maximizing opportunities for student development, success, and persistence to graduation and opportunities after graduation.
1. Complete University Student Success (SLSS 1000) with a B- (2.7) grade or above.
2. Complete Leadership Mentoring I (SLSS 2200) with a B- (2.7) grade or above. SLSS 2200 is offered once in the fall and multiple times in the spring.
3. Apply to be a UV Mentor in spring. The application process consists of submitting a resume, cover letter/statement of intent, and an interview process. The interview process is held in April and contains individual and group interviews.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the UV Mentor Coordinator at 801-863-5436,
or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
"The best part about being a UV Mentor is that friendships are built that don't only last the semester, but rather your
entire college experience."
- Brian Nielson (UV Mentor from 2013-2014)
You will be expected to review the topics in the textbook your instructor uses in
the CLSS 1000 class in depth and be able to demonstrate their value for other students
through example and facilitation. Read it, know it, live it!
Each summer the mentors participate in team building activities. Boot Camp is held
at the end of Spring semester. This activity provides opportunities to work together
to complete challenging tasks. In August, the group spends 3-5 days involved in a
Service Expedition. The last few years have been spent at Flaming Gorge performing
service as well as rafting down The Green River.
The purpose of a mentor is to help students make the transition to college. The mentors
begin by helping new students in the first week of school at Freshman Convocation
if assistance is requested.
Each mentor is assigned to a section of University Student Success, Math, Science
or CLSS course. The mentor is expected to attend the class every day and support the
teacher in his/her classroom activities and discussions.
Each mentor must set up a weekly meeting time with his/her assigned instructor.
Each mentor must track the hours they spend helping students in and out of class.
The time they spend in SLSS(CLSS) 240R, SLSS(CLSS) 2300, SLSS(CLSS) 1000, and in their
weekly instructor meetings counts toward their total hours.
A mentor is responsible for helping students to connect to the campus community. The
mentor should inform students of all activities on campus, but the program only selects
two or three campus activities to support each semester. All mentors are expected
to attend these selected activities and invite their University Student Success students
to attend also.
Each week all UV Mentors meet during CLSS 240R to discuss upcoming activities and
cover necessary training issues with program administrators and team leaders. Mentors
serve each other, the students, and the institution as they work on one of four teams
within the program.
Students who work more than 20 hours a week have not been able to meet the demands
of a full-time class load and the requirements of the mentoring program.
Approximately 1,000 students take University Student Success each year. The purpose
of the class is to help students
increase their self-awareness, improve their critical thinking and study skills, and connect to their college campus. Most
students have the opportunity to work with a mentor who helps them to achieve these course objectives.
Before applying to be a UV Mentor, you must take SLSS 2200. This course introduces students to basic concepts of leadership and mentoring and allows them to further develop their own self-awareness, critical thinking, and campus connections.
In your first semester as a UV Mentor you will enroll in SLSS 2300. This course is designed to hone your skills as a mentor and prepare you for the specific topics covered in SLSS 1000.
After the first semester, you will enroll in SLSS 240R. This is a practicum designed for accountability and ongoing skills assessment. You will submit weekly reflections and meet each week with the whole group to discuss relevant issues.