Who is C.L.A.S.S. MENTORS for?
Citizen Leaders Assisting with Student Success (C.L.A.S.S.) is an opportunity for students who feel their transition to college may benefit from connecting with
other students based on a shared experience or identity, such as:
• Students of color or multiracial students
• Students from minority faith backgrounds (e.g. Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist, etc)
• Students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender
PURPOSE: The Longwood University C.L.A.S.S. Mentor Program is designed to provide a supportive and nurturing experience for the personal and intellectual development of first year culturally diverse students. To facilitate this process, each mentee (first year or transfer student) is paired with a student mentor.
The purpose of a mentoring program is to support, nurture, guide and facilitate the realization of a dream, by providing students with structured one on one attention, support, encouragement and advice, in addition to providing an avenue for networking between students, faculty, staff and administrators. To create a caring and supportive environment conducive for students to have successful undergraduate careers as well as provides guidance toward students’ major life and career goal visions for the future. The program encourages students to develop to their fullest potential and eventually hopes to bring about a smooth transition from student to career persons.
• Applicants must complete the application
• Applicants may be required to complete an in-person interview.
• All applicants will receive notification of selection results prior to the end of spring semester.
• Mentors MUST attend mandatory training sessions in the Spring Semester