Connections Student Mentoring Program
Student Mentoring Program connects UNF students to supportive faculty and staff
who can help them integrate socially and welcome them into the Osprey family.
The program aims to assist students in the process of making positive choices
in their daily lives by guiding, challenging, supporting, directing, training,
motivating and advising them towards the fulfillment of their goals.
Mentor Duties and Responsibilities
The Intercultural Center for Peace is seeking individuals
interested in volunteering to be mentors to first time in-college students at
UNF. Mentors will work with a student mentee to share their knowledge and
experience in order to help the student better enjoy their time at UNF.
Mentors play the following rolls:
Consultant: Helping the mentee reach her/his goals.
Guiding the mentee to explore new ways of thinking and working.
Teaching the mentee about UNF and making them aware of the resources that
are available to them.
Model: Being a strong example for the mentee to help develop life
Sharing personal experiences and life lessons to help the mentee solve daily
- Educator: Helping the mentee to learn and develop practices that can be applied in the
future when the program is over.
Qualifications and Time Commitment
must be faculty or staff at UNF. They must be available for a year-and-a-half
commitment, or until a particular goal has been reached. The mentor and mentee
may continue to work together after the year-and-a-half commitment, especially
if the partnership has been productive and beneficial for both parties.
"[My mentor] has introduced me to important people and she has given me good
advice about being more social.”— Anonymous, Student Mentee.
"I think we’re gonna be a great fit, not exactly major wise, but [my mentor's] gonna be a
huge help.”—Anonymous, Student Mentee.
“We have started to get to know each other
better and develop our relationship more. We have worked on her goals…[my mentee] is a
great student and has been wonderful to work with. We have talked about
internships, research, and grad school.”—Anonymous, Mentor.
To apply as either a mentor or mentee, click the following links and fill out the relevant application:
Mentee Application Form
Mentor Application Form
If desired, paper applications can be picked up and submitted at the following location:
Intercultural Center for Peace
Founders Hall (Building 2), Suite 2100
For further information, please contact ICP at (904) 620-2475.