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Horizons

Student Multicultural Activities Office
Slavin Center 106c

Mentor Application

Deadline: April 8, 2013, MONDAY


All Applicants will participate in one of two group interviews:
April 11, THU, 6-7pm
April 11, THU, 7-8pm
Location: Slavin 112 "Fishbowl"

​What is  Horizons? It includes a weekend retreat and is a year long informal mentoring program for first year students of color and international students to build new friendships, to hear from upperclass students, to have intentional intercultural interaction and to learn about resources on campus. Retreat leaders will share their own personal experiences and struggles in their transition to campus. During the retreat, students will develop a sense of community through various ice-breakers and team-building activities. These activities will center on leadership, advancement, networking, and resource building.

​Goals:

  • Strengthening the transition of first year students of color and international students to Providence College.
  • Fostering relationships amongst students by embracing and honoring differences.
  • Equipping students with resources to integrate into the campus with resilience, faith and hope.
​Benefits:
  • Share your experience and knowledge to encourage freshmen students in their acclimation to Providence College.
  • Learn facilitation skills through leading activities and discussions.
  • Discover the value of mentorship for your current life as a student and for your future vocation.
  • Enjoy building new relationships with mentees and other mentors.
  • Leave a legacy of friendship and a strong foundation for future Friars at Providence College.
  • Increase your cultural competence through intercultural communication and relationships.
​Expectations:
  • Attend a meet and greet meeting in late April.
  • Attend a one day training on a Saturday or Sunday in early September. 
  • Be assigned a pair of mentees to follow-up on throughout the year.
  • Assist the coordinators in planning an activity twice per semester for mentees (academic, social and service).
  • Give feedback about the program to the Director of Student Multicultural Activities.
During the retreat:
  • Maintain confidentiality throughout and after the retreat of all information shared during the retreat.
  • Refrain from offensive language or slander to cultivate an atmosphere of trust, openness and positivity.
  • Abide by college behavioral expectations, i.e. no alcohol or illegal substances brought to or consumed at the retreat, and no individual of the opposite sex is allowed to be in the opposite sex’s room after hours.
​Qualifications:
  • Full-time, matriculated student in the fall semester with a flexible co-curricular schedule.
  • Knowledge of the college’s resources and locations for academics, student services as well as social programs.
  • Take initiative in responding to questions and concerns by mentees.
  • Has a positive attitude, is open, flexible and motivated.
  • Willing to learn and listen and intentional and consistent in communication.
  • Enthusiastic about the college and its commitment to diversity. 
  • In good judicial and academic standing at the college (min GPA 2.5).

If you have questions, please contact the student coordinators - Jessica Ho, jho2@providence.edu or Samantha Jules, sjules@providence.edu, or Elena Yee, director of Student Multicultural Activities, 401-865-1525, eyee@providence.edu.

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