The James Farmer Multicultural Center is currently accepting applications for RISE Peer Mentors. Applications are due Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 to the JFMC via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the office located in Lee Hall 211.
Peer mentors receive excellent leadership and networking opportunities. Any current freshman, sophomore or junior student may apply to serve as a peer mentor. The qualifications for participating as a mentor include: (1) having a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5; (2) good interpersonal and communication skills; (3) previous leadership experience; (4) involvement in campus and/or community activities; (5) commitment to diversity and multiculturalism; and (6) knowledge of campus and community resources. Students interested in serving as peer mentors are expected to commit to the program for the entire academic year.
All peer mentor applicants undergo an interview and have to provide one letter of recommendation from a UMW faculty or staff member. The interviews will take place during the first half of the spring semester. The final selection of mentors will occur by the fourth week of March. The successful applicants will receive a notice of the decision with further instructions regarding their participation.