Mentor Meet-ups (optional)
Get together and share experiences, ideas, and challenges.
September 20, 1-2pm, Culinary Arts Museum (Harborside)
December 13, 11am-12pm, Culinary Arts Museum (Harborside)
February 21, 11am-12pm, Bowen Center (Downcity)
jwuGOLD Mentor FAQ
How do I apply to be a mentor?
The jwuGOLD pilot program application period is now closed. If additional mentors are needed, an announcement will be posted in This Week at JWU. Contact jwuGOLD for more information about this 2019-20 pilot program.
What resources are available to support mentors?
jwuGOLD is committed to providing resources to mentors in a variety of ways. There will be a half-day orientation session to get you started. Ongoing support and resources will be provided throughout the year via the jwuGOLD Guide, emails, and mentor meet-ups.
How are mentors matched with mentees?
Mentees and mentors are matched based on the information that they provide in their applications, particularly shared interests and experiences.
How should I contact my mentee?
Your initial meeting will occur at the jwuGOLD Kick-Off. At that first meeting, you and your mentee can determine the best way to communicate and establish guidelines for appropriate communication.
How often and where should I meet with my mentee?
You are expected to meet with your mentee for about an hour once a week for the first six to eight weeks of the fall term, and then connect via email, phone and/or in-person one hour per month until the end of the academic year.
You may meet with your mentee at any mutually agreed upon, at a campus location.
What will my mentee expect from me? What should I expect from my mentee?
You and your mentee should have a conversation to agree on commitments and expectations, and establish goals. You’ll be provided a template that can be used to guide your discussion.
In general, your mentee can expect that you will be a good listener, honor your commitments, and provide helpful guidance and support.
You can expect your mentee to also honor their commitments, communicate their needs, be open to your feedback and guidance, and take action toward their goals.
What are the expectations around confidentiality?
Mentors are required to keep all of a mentee’s personal information private, but just as in your role of JWU employee, you are a mandated reporter and are required to report if you believe that someone is in danger, has been victimized, or harassed. Visit JWU Equity & Compliance Services for complete information on related policies and reporting options.
Whom should I contact if I have need guidance or have questions?
Each mentor will be assigned a contact person from the jwuGOLD team.
Am I required to submit a report or document the time I spend with my mentee?
You will be required to fill out a brief online form after each interaction with your mentee. Collectively, mentor logs will provide assessment data about the program as a whole. The log will also help you to keep track of your on-going work with your mentee.
Students We Serve Strategy
FACT: More students experience economic stress. They are diverse/more likely to know students with many identities and hold identities that make them less prepared for academic and social obstacles.
Question knowledge on budgeting if needed: , scholarship portal, work with SFS
Get connected to student employment for on campus job opportunities
Explore financial aid opportunities for books (access library resources)
Connect with clubs/orgs/departments: JWU PRIDE, Gender Equity Center, BRIDGE Center, The Den.
FACT: Value violence prevention, inclusive affirming environments, mental health support, money, healthy food options and access to information 24/7. Considered digital natives.
Get involved on campus
Refer to counseling if needed
Suggest online resources – on campus food options, budgeting tools/resources
Offer tech options for meetings
Meeting them where they are tech-wise
Use social media
Use inclusive language and openness to communicate in difference ways
Check-in “how are you” - use emoji’s
FACT: Crave authentic experiences. They enjoy project-based learning that has a real-world/career connection.
Helping to broaden perspective
Encouraging to slow down (college is real world)
Focus on ways to engage with campus community
Meet with a purpose
Tie in relevance to real word and the future
Empower them to be “the driver” when/how to meet and connect
FACT: More likely to be depressed, anxious, lonely and stressed. Value face-to-face meetings, transparency and family input.
Meet outside/take a walk
In person meetings are important
Discover likes and dislikes
What lead to negative feelings
FACT: Motivated by respect, saving money, socializing, mentoring, experience days. Prefer self-learning, applied learning, immersive experiences and tech-learning - see college an end, a gateway to a rewarding career
EECS workshops and assessments
Clubs & Orgs – 1st week student activities night
Learning Center/Counseling Center
Mentor knowledge – pinpoint direction
More activity ideas contributed by mentors:
(Downcity 401-598-1485/Harborside 401-598-1018)
The Academic Success Center offers subject-based tutoring, writing support and academic skills coaching to help you succeed.
Accessibility Services (401-598-4660)
(Downcity 401-598-1485/Harborside 401-598-1018)
Dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations to give students with learning disabilities, physical challenges, and chronic medical conditions the opportunity to succeed in their academic pursuits.
Student Academic Services (401-598-1088)
SAS offers a variety of services to help students prepare for graduation and a career, maintains students’ official academic records, and provides academic counselors/advisors to assist with students with academic planning, course registration and more. The Undergraduate Academic Calendar lists important academic and financial dates and deadlines.
Student Financial Services (401-598-1468)
SFS offers a variety of services to students and their families when financing their higher education at JWU. Dedicated financial planners provide in-person loan counseling, education and strategies to make attendance financially possible for students and their families.
(Downcity 401-598-1070 / Harborside 401-598-4611)
Experiential Education & Career Services offers a variety of internship programs and career services including a career management course, résumé critiques, mock interviews, career fairs, exposure to industry professionals, on-campus interviews and more. These services assist students in building skills to obtain employment and independently manage their careers.
Safety and Security (401-598-1103)
Campus Safety & Security personnel are on duty 24/7, maintaining a safe, secure living and working environment for you and our JWU community. Our campuses also have an integrated access control system of ID card readers, surveillance cameras and emergency blue light phones for enhanced security
Off Campus Student Services (401-598-4595)
Resources available to JWU's students who live off-campus, including how to find housing off-campus.
Residential Life (401-598-1141)
Housing options ranging from suites to apartment-style living. More than 50% of our students live on campus!
Student Employment (401-598-1849)
(Downcity 401-598-1098 / Harborside 401-598-1466)
JWU Providence's Library supplies students with access to a wide array of top publications from their chosen industry, along with only training videos and professional certification test preparation manuals to help students get ready for life after graduation.
IT Helpdesk (401-598-4357)
Information Technology is the resource for all things tech-related at JWU, including passwords, email, printing, submitting requests and more.
Referral Form (call Safety & Security ext. 1103 for emergencies):sites.jwu.edu/care-referral
The CARE (Crisis Aversion and Response Evaluation) Team is comprised of university staff and faculty members. This group meets once a week to share and coordinate information relative to the behavior of any student who appears to pose a risk of harm to self or others and to develop strategies as necessary for early intervention in accordance with existing university policies.
Counseling Services (401-598-1016)
Counseling Services is a confidential resource for students where they can access support to help manage their emotional well being. Services offered include short term-individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention, consultation, outreach educational programs, and referrals.
(Downcity 401-598-1104 / Harborside 401-598-1151)
Health Services provides basic health care for students, management of medical records and immunization compliance.
Health Education (401-598-2023)
Health Education supports a campus culture of holistic wellness that fosters healthy habits and life-long well-being.
Gender Equity (401-598-1138)
JWU's Gender Equity Center centers on the topics of feminism and inclusive masculinity, sexual orientation and spectrum of gender identity/expression, and violence prevention and response (specifically sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking).
Student Involvement and Leadership (401-598-1138)
Student Involvement & Leadership strives to cultivate meaningful experiences to inspire personal and professional growth by developing and supporting programs that promote collaborative learning, character development and social responsibility; promoting a student-centered culture that encourages a strong sense of pride and tradition; empowering students to embrace and strengthen an inclusive community; and fostering collaborative partnerships to support and deliver successful campus events.
JWU Wildcat Athletics strives to provide an exceptional educational experience through a holistic approach where championship intercollegiate athletic competition, intramurals, recreation, fitness and wellness programs are a part of the co-curriculum inspiring professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. Our Providence campus is home to 23 DIII varsity teams, 7 GNAC Rookies of the Year, and 7 Coaches of the Year.
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