A mentor is an upper-class student who will lend a helping hand in your transition to SMCM and help you discover the many resources that are available to you. Academic excellence will be a priority, but at the same time you will be encouraged to get involved in co-curricular activities. Your mentor will also serve as liaison between the office of Student Activities and other departments at the College. Above all, your mentor will be a confidante, a friend who will listen to you in a non-judgmental manner, and provide invaluable support and advice.
Mentors are selected because of their knowledge of campus resources, their academic standing, their course of study, and their involvement in campus activities. Previous participants in the program have concurrently held major campus positions or moved on to hold major positions in a variety of other campus organizations.