The role of mentor is centered on a commitment to advancing the studentís academic and professional career through an interpersonal engagement that facilitates sharing guidance, experience and expertise.
Like any interpersonal relationship, the one between mentor and student will evolve over time, with its attendant share of adjustments. The fact that todayís students come from an increasingly diverse backgrounds may add a layer of complexity, but itís more likely to enrich than confound the relationship.
Why Be a Mentor?
Far from being an optional extra, or a task to be attended as time permits, mentorship benefits both mentors and mentees as it advances the discipline, ensuring the quality and commitment of the next generation of scholars.
Any graduate student who is interested in mentorship and wants to provide or receive support is encouraged to participate in our mentorship program. Please note, the mentoring program is optional and being a mentor is a voluntary position. Please complete and submit the application found below to firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Recruitment Opportunity (GRO) Program
The Graduate Recruitment Opportunities (GRO) Assistantship was established for entering graduate students who are first generation college graduates, educationally or economically disadvantaged, low income or have some aspects of a uniquely diverse background to add to their discipline of study. Mentorship is a key element of this program.
Follow this link for more details: http://www.grad.uga.edu/financial/gsfa.html#GROAssistantship
Graduate Feeder Program
The UGA Graduate Feeder program offers incoming graduate students from five institutions (FAMU, Albany State University, Spelman College, Morehouse College and Fort Valley State University) the opportunity to earn their graduate degree at UGA through a network of financial and mentor-based support.
Follow this link for more details: http://www.grad.uga.edu/outreach&diversity/feeder.html
Brown Bag Lunch
This event is hosted each semester. It is an informal facilitated discussion which allows graduates students and faculty to gain new perspectives on various topics that affects those in higher education. In addition, it allows the students to ask questions and share their experiences and challenges they have encountered as a graduate student.
Outreach and Diversity
(706) 425-3205/3206 [office]
(706) 425-3093 [fax]