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Faculty and staff mentors needed for fall semester

April 1, 2010

Orientation and Transition Programs in the Center for Advising and Student Achievement is currently seeking 2010 Faculty/Staff Mentors for the First Year Mentoring Program for the fall semester.

First Year Mentoring Program

The First Year Mentoring Program is a non-credit opportunity for first-year students focused on assisting them in their transition to CSU. First Year Mentoring Program groups are made up of:

  • one upper-class Peer Mentor
  • Faculty/Staff Mentor
  • Small group (approximately 5-25) of first year students

Groups meet regularly throughout the fall semester (weekly for the first 12 weeks) and are based upon an interest, passion, or identity of the Faculty/Staff Mentor and Peer Mentor.

Responsibilities of a Faculty/Staff Mentor include:
  • Assist first-year students with their transition to Colorado State University by co-facilitating a FYMP Group with an assigned or selected Peer Mentor.
  • Along with Peer Mentor, develop a comprehensive, semester long schedule of events/meetings/programs for your FYMP Group that integrates the four values of Orientation & Transition Programs: community, diversity, academic excellence, and active engagement.
  • Contact students registered for group prior to first meeting (which should take place during the first week of school).
  • Facilitate and/or execute weekly meetings or programs for assigned First Year Mentoring Program Group. Expectation is that group meets weekly (or at least every other week) for first 12 weeks of the fall semester.
  • Serve as a mentor, guide and resource for First Year Mentoring Program Peer Mentors by providing them with the opportunity to develop and grow as leaders (see position description [PDF] for full list of responsibilities).

Design your own groups

As a Faculty/Staff Mentor for the program, you design what type of group you would like to lead. We encourage you to think of your identities, your interests and your passions, and how you would be able to utilize that passion to engage a group of students who share a similar interest/passion and/or identity. Examples include:

  • Sustainability
  • Students from Hawaii
  • Coffee Shop Book Talk
  • Running and Bicycling
  • Student Media and Journalism

The opportunities are endless!

If interested

E-mail Keith Lopez, Coordinator, First & Second Year Programs at indicating interest and to receive more information, or call Orientation & Transition Programs at (970) 491-6011 by Friday, April 9, 2010.

For more information on the First Year Mentoring Program, visit

Contact: Keith Lopez
Phone: (970) 491-6011