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LLC Mentor Program

LLC Mentor Program overview

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Living-Learning Community Mentors provide support for first-year LLC student transitions into the UMass Lowell Community. Mentors support up to three individual Mentees, who often share the same major, LLC or residence hall community. Each year, Mentor and new students may sign-up to either serve as a mentor or be assigned one via the Online Housing Portal and the Housing Application.

CORE DUTIES: LLC MENTOR

  1. Participate in ongoing training & development related to serving as a Mentor.
  2. Volunteer for move-in each Fall and attend the LLC Welcome Event to meet their Mentee(s).
  3. Establish relationships with their Mentee(s) to facilitate referrals to appropriate academic and administrative offices.
  4. Support LLC RA staff members in bringing their Mentee(s) to programs within the residence halls that meet the academic and social needs of Mentee(s).
  5. During the Fall and Spring semesters…
  • Meet with mentee(s) monthly (in-person).
  • Once a month, do something kind to show support for mentee(s) (e.g., a note on their door, favorite candy bar, etc…).
  • Help their Mentee(s) transition into UML, explore campus, classroom spaces, etc…
  • Participate in the LLC Mentor/Mentee semester scavenger hunt with their mentee.
  • Attend LLC Mentor/Mentee events that the Office of Residence life hosts.
  • Complete LLC Mentor/Mentee surveys to record impact of meetings with Mentee(s).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF A LLC MENTOR

While all responsibilities listed are important to the role of the LLC Mentor, the following are considered essential functions and must be able to be completed by the person assuming this student leadership position:

  • Be a positive role model and student leader.
  • Display professionalism and positive energy regarding their chosen field of study, in an effort to support their Mentee(s) transition into the UMass Lowell Community.
  • Student is resourceful and knowledgeable of University resources, offices and can help their Mentee(s) make meaningful connections within their major/areas of interest.
  • The ability to communicate clearly, effectively and professionally.

MENTOR QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicants must be accepted and enrolled as a current UMass Lowell student, in good standing, and live on-campus.  
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills; strong customer service orientation; ability to interact well with the diverse segments of the UMass Lowell community. 
  • Must be a current member of a Living-Learning Community. 
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have an understanding of and be committed to the Living-Learning Community Program at UMass Lowell.

BENEFITS OF BEING AN LLC MENTOR

  • The ability to move-in early at no charge.
  • LLC Mentor Swag, such as a T-Shirt or other items to display UML Pride.
  • Opportunities to win prizes by engaging with Mentee(s) throughout the academic year.
  • Professional development of the individual Mentor.
BENEFITS OF HAVING A MENTOR
  • Opportunities to connect with a peer who cares about you and your college transitions.
  • Meet students with your same major, and perhaps those who are members of your LLC.
  • Learn how to navigate the campus and the resources available to you.
  • Benefit from connecting with other Mentors and Mentees by attending social programs.
First-year LLC students can sign-up for a LLC Mentor via the Housing Application in the LLC Section. If you are a current student and wish to have a mentor, have not yet heard from your assigned mentor or are looking to connect, please contact Max Quinn and Brent Shell with any questions: Max_Quinn@uml.eduBrent_Shell@uml.edu.
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