Guidelines for Mentees
Because of confidentiality issues we do not give out the names of students registered with Student Disability Services even to Peer Mentors.
Once you have been assigned a Peer Mentor and received the contact information, please contact your Peer Mentor by email to introduce yourself, before the first week of fall semester (WOW week). This week kicks of the Peer Mentoring Program.
To participate in the Peer Mentoring Program (PMP) as a mentee, you agree to the following guidelines:
- arrange to meet with your mentor regularly throughout the semester
- talk about your experience while attending University of North Georgia (UNG)
- ask for help if you feel you don't understand something or you need help with an issue
- make a commitment to attend Peer Mentoring Program-sponsored events and activities
- be over demanding or impose your own ideas, values or solutions
- become over dependent or expect too much of others (remember Peer Mentors are students too)
- assume that your experience will be the same as your peers
- over commit yourself with time or outside responsibilities
- overstep the boundaries, respect each individual in your peer mentoring group
- always contact your mentor via your UNG email account (cell phones are used as a last resort)
- always meet on university premises or in a public area
- never give out sensitive personal information (e.g. home address, ID info, etc.)
- all discussions between group members and the PMP coordinator are confidential, unless there is a risk of well being
- always inform the coordinator about any problems and/or changes in contact details
- if you have any concerns about information disclosed to you, speak to the PMP coordinator
- if you have any need for further help or guidance, or wish to discuss any aspect of the Peer Mentoring Program please contact the PMP coordinator.
Common Issues Facing Mentees
- Scheduling/registering for classes
- Choosing a major(s)
- Changing majors
- Grading policies/procedures
- Interacting with instructors
- What to do about missed classes or late assignments
- Questions about classes and what instructors to take, upcoming projects, class work, writing essays, and what to expect from instructors
- How to study
- Time management issues
- Test taking
- Resources to utilize
- Career questions
- Finding internships/work experience
- Finding the right major
- Weekend activities
Time Management/Balancing Activities:
- Balancing academics, work, social activities, and anything else that needs to be done
- Keeping a master schedule that lists activities that occur every week (classes, work, meetings, etc.)
- Setting priorities and major goals that need to be accomplished within the next month, the next few weeks, and the very near future.
- Keeping track of when assignments are due
- Getting organized so supplies and resources can be found when needed.
Policy on Reassignment Requests
If a mentee wants to be reassigned to another mentor, he/she must adhere to the following process:
- Meet with assigned mentor at least twice in good faith effort (trial period).
- After two meetings, if mentee is still not satisfied, he/she can apply for a reassignment by emailing the Program Coordinator providing a reasonable explanation.
- The Program Coordinator will review the request and notify mentee of the decision.
Send reassignment requests to Program Coordinator.
- Peer Mentee Application (PDF)