The Fontaine Faculty/Staff Mentor Program matches undergraduate and graduate students with a trained UGA faculty or staff member for one semester. Together, mentor/mentee pairs co-create a relationship centered on making the most of the UGA experience.
Mentors have the opportunity to help students:
Are you a student interested in working with a mentor? How about a faculty or staff member passionate about mentoring students? Visit our JOIN US! Page for more information on how to get started.
The Commitment: Mentors
Faculty and staff are required to attend a one-time, 75 minute training facilitated by the Program Coordinator before being matched with a student. Other time commitments include:
The Commitment: Mentees
Mentees are required to be proactive in scheduling, confirming, and punctually attending all scheduled meetings with their mentor. Mentees are also required to:
A thoughtful mentor and mentee match is the foundation of any successful mentor relationship. Our goal is to match students with mentors who have similar interests, values, and backgrounds, and/or who might have a skill set that would benefit a particular student.
To help us with the matching, you will be asked to complete a brief information sheet before starting the program. The Program Coordinator will provide you with the information sheet when you register to attend a training or schedule an intake session.