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Sophomore Year Experience Mentors needed

University Housing & Dining is looking for TWU faculty and staff to serve as Sophomore Year Experience (SYE) Mentors for students living in Parliament Village, which opens this fall.

SYE Mentors will:

  • “Adopt” a floor or hall of University Housing students, meeting with the resident assistant of that floor/hall once a month and attending floor/hall meetings and activities whenever possible
  • Visit students on the floor/hall at least once every two weeks
  • Have at least one meal with students each month (SYE Mentors are given $50 Dining Dollars that can be used at programming events or for interactions with students)
  • Work with your resident assistant partner and residence director to create at least one social activity each year with your floor/hall

Faculty or staff who serve as mentors must be:

  • Able and available to interact on a positive basis with students and staff in a university residential setting
  • Committed to the development of an educational residential community and environment
  • Knowledgeable of general academic requirements, procedures and campus resources

The SYE Mentor Program is designed to provide connection outside the classroom for students living in the Parliament Village residence halls. The program helps to encourage faculty and staff participation and involvement in the residence hall and will enable students to interact with faculty and staff in a more comfortable setting. This environment leads to increased dialogue between students and faculty/staff, facilitating a greater understanding of the academic process for students and involving faculty/staff in a new out-of-classroom experience with students.

If you’re interested in serving as an SYE Mentor for students in Parliament Village, submit your application by Aug. 5. Contact Alyssa Burks at aburks@twu.edu or x3787 if you have questions.