Leadership Development and Civic Engagement
Mentorship Program FAQ
How do I apply?
Click here to complete the application.
What is the time commitment?
The general time commitment is:
Weekly One-on-One meeting with your mentor - Can go up to an hour long
Bi-Weekly Small Group meetings with you mentor and their other mentees - Approximately 1 hour
Monthly Socials with all member of the Mentorship Program - Approximately 2 hour
How much does this program cost?
This program is free. All cost associated with StrengthsQuest, and other aspects of this mentorship program, will be covered by the Leadership Consultants.
Who can apply for this program?
To apply for this program you must be a full-time IUPUI student, this includes undergraduate students, graduate students, and transfer students.
How does the referral application work?
The referral process is a way for parents, professors, faculty, staff and friends to recommend someone who they feel would benefit from this program. This process does not improve the chances of admission, but may encourage the student to apply.
How will I know that I got accepted into the program?
Students will hear back about their acceptance during the beginning of August, and will receive a confirmation e-mail or a notification that you have been added to a waitlist.
Will my GPA affect my enrollment/selection?
Your GPA will not affect your involvement with this program. As long as you are an IUPUI student, then you may participate.
What are the expectations for the program?
It is expected that the mentees will:
- Make the time commitment for this program
- Communicate with their mentors
- Be receptive of the information and help
- Respect the mentors and fellow mentees
If accepted into the program, there will be a required social on August 28th from 3:30pm-5:30pm on campus to get to know the mentors and mentees.
What can you expect from your mentor?
- The Mentors for this program are committed to do their best to help mentees and to be there for them, they will have time blocked out specifically to work with students. This could be situations such as dealing with the transition from home to college, or helping you find the resources to become involved in an internship.
- Mentors are there to help provide avenues of success and help develop your leadership skills to match your leadership style. They won’t tell you that your leadership style is wrong, but will teach you to utilize the strengths that bring out the best in your leadership style.
- Mentors will communicate with the mentees regularly. Their goal is to be there for you as a resource. Each session is based on the mentor and mentee, the individual sessions might not take the full hour. Also, if you want to meet outside of the normal meeting time, the mentor will make accommodations within their schedule to meet with you.
- Lastly, mentors are role models. They will be an exemplary leader, who is dedicated to helping develop students and improving the community of IUPUI.
If you have any additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org