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Lead Mentor, Honors Mentor and Honors Photo Mentor Applications

Did you have a good time during orientation? Help next year's incoming students have that same great experience. Become a Mentor!

 

Honors Lead Mentor (Deadline to apply is February 26, 2021)

Have you been a Mentor assigned to a group two or more times and want to help lead the orientation program? Consider applying to be a Lead Mentor!

 

The Lead Mentor assists in the planning and conducting of training sessions to teach mentors how to support incoming students during our orientation program. They also offer input on schedules and feedback on many details that will impact students. In addition, they are assigned to a group of students to assist in activities that foster an inclusive group.  The Lead Mentors will:

 

  • Participate in the selection process for Mentors.
  • Attend and help facilitate an informational meeting on Monday, March 8, 2021 from 5:30-7:00 pm.
  • Co-facilitate a training session on April 3.
  • Consult on the schedule and planning of events.
  • Assist with the training session in August.
  • Help lead move-in and program welcome.
  • Help with all programming during orientation.
  • Assist office staff and mentors as needed throughout the program.
  • Problem solve with mentors in dealing with conflicts or challenging situations.
  • Be a role model for all students; be professional in both behavior and language.
  • Be prepared and organized.
  • Establish a close relationship with our students.
  • Communicate regularly with your students throughout the week.
  • Encourage exploration of new ideas.
  • Embrace diversity at RIT.
  • Support and uphold the Honors Program goals and objectives.

 

 

In return for your service, the Honors Program will:

  • Pay each Lead Mentor a stipend of $300.
  • Provide free housing and early move-in for those living on campus during orientation until normal housing contract begins.
  • Provide meals during scheduled programming.

 

Applications for Lead Mentors are due by February 26, 2021.

Applications for Honors Mentors and Honors Photo Mentors are due by March 5, 2021.

If you have questions or would like to talk about any potential conflicts, please email Kerrie Bondi at kerrie.bondi@rit.edu. 

 

Honors Mentor (Deadline to apply is March 5, 2021) 

An Honors Mentor assists in welcoming our incoming students to RIT and the Honors Program and plans activities to foster an inclusive group. The Honors Mentor acts as a resource to the new students and is expected to:

  • Attend an informational meeting on Monday, March 8, 2021 from 5:30-7:00 pm.
  • Attend a training session on April 3.
  • Attend a training session in August.
  • Help with move-in and program welcome.
  • Help with programming during orientation and actively participate with your students.
  • Be a role model for new students; be professional in both behavior and language.
  • Be prepared and organized.
  • Establish a close relationship with our students.
  • Communicate regularly with your students throughout the weekend.
  • Encourage exploration of new ideas.
  • Embrace diversity at RIT.
  • Support and uphold the Honors Program goals and objectives.


In return for your service, the Honors Program will:

  • Pay each new Honors Mentor a stipend of $150 and returning Mentors $225.
  • Provide free housing and early move-in for those living on campus during orientation until normal housing contract begins.
  • Provide meals during scheduled programming. 

 

Applications for Honors Mentors and Honors Photo Mentors are due by March 5, 2020.

If you have questions or would like to talk about any potential conflicts, please email Kerrie Bondi at kerrie.bondi@rit.edu. 

 

Honors Photo Mentor (Deadline to apply is March 5, 2021)

Honors Photo Mentors are assigned to a group of students, partner with Honors Mentors to plan activities and mentor incoming students. This position also helps to capture the first moments of a student’s experience at RIT that we can then share on social media, at our homecoming and graduation events.


As an Honors Photo Mentor you will be expected to:

  • Attend an informational meeting on Monday, March 8, 2021 from 5:30-7:00 pm.
  • Attend a training session on April 3.
  • Attend a training session in August, take photos as well as participate in training.
  • Take pictures of Honors freshmen move in and program welcome. 
  • Help with programming throughout orientation, taking photographs when appropriate.
  • Take photos of each group and candid shots during free time.
  • Download pictures for office staff to use on social media and in brochures.
  • Be a role model for new students; be professional in both behavior and language.
  • Be prepared and organized.
  • Establish a close relationship with our students.
  • Communicate regularly with your students throughout the weekend.
  • Encourage exploration of new ideas.
  • Embrace diversity at RIT.
  • Support and uphold the Honors Program goals and objectives.

In return for your service, the Honors Program will:

  • Pay each Honors Photo Mentor a stipend of $225.
  • Provide free housing and early move-in for those living on campus during orientation until normal housing contract begins.
  • Provide meals during scheduled programming.

 

Applications for Honors Mentors and Honors Photo Mentors are due by March 5, 2020.

If you have questions or would like to talk about any potential conflicts, please email Kerrie Bondi at kerrie.bondi@rit.edu.  

 

If you have questions or would like to talk about any potential conflicts, please email Kerrie Bondi at kerrie.bondi@rit.edu. 

 

To apply, go to the Mentor Application Page (found in the User Tools section).  Click Submit Mentor Application to begin your application!