Women's Mentorship Program

The Mentorship Program is a peer to peer program that provides opportunities for students to work together to build community, provide support, and help meet the ultimate goal of degree completion. The mission of the Mentorship Progam is to facilitate an empowering experience for students by students that provides social, personal, and professional growth for both mentors and mentees. It is focused primarily on woman students, addressing issues that concern students 25 years old or older, students transferring from community colleges, women veterans, student parents, women of color, and first generation students. Please contact Haidre Williams at haidw@pdx.edu with any questions. 

Program Expectations

  • Full academic year commitment from Fall to Spring term
  • 1:1 meetings with your mentor/mentee
  • Monthly check-in's with the Mentorship Program Coordinator
  • Community building meetings
  • Attendance to various in-service workshops
  • Completion of a culminating Reflection Board project
  • Attendance to the End of Year Ceremony

Get a Mentor

Are you looking for . . .

  • A mentor to be a support system as you transition back to school?
  • Resource/referral information?
  • An increase in confidence to succeed as a PSU student?
  • Enhanced communication skills?
  • Community building and social opportunities?

Become a Mentor

Mentoring is a process that requires understanding, communication, cooperation and compassion. Successful mentors are generally influential, seasoned, and familiar with PSU and the greater Portland area.  Mentors should be interested in the academic growth and development of their mentee and be willing to commit time and attention to the relationship.

Qualifications of Student Peer Mentors:

  • Possess excellent communication and problem solving skills 
  • Have the ability to effectively and regularly communicate with the program coordinator and mentee via phone, email and/or Google Hangout
  • Be approachable, available, resourceful and consistent
  • Help mentee identify and achieve personal and professional goals.
  • Share campus and community resources as needed.

Participation in the Women’s Mentorship program is completely voluntary, mentors will not receive monetary compensation for their time. Practicum and internship credit is available.

Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are now closed. 

Resources for Mentors

WRC Mentoring Resources - Must be logged into PSU Google Account to Access Website