The Student Affairs Diversity Initiatives (SADI) Mentoring Program provides the opportunity for first-time, first-year students and transfer students to be connected with peer and professional mentors to help ease the transition into college.
The SADI mentoring program gives first-time, first-year students and transfer students a chance to get connected with both peer mentors and professional mentors who will help ease the transition into college, answer questions regarding the university, and provide guidance to resources for academic support.
Mentees participate in numerous relationship-building activities, academic workshops, and other events throughout the year. The program provides opportunities for both formal and informal mentor relationships among SADI members and other students on campus as well. Sign up to be a SADI Mentee for 2023-24.
The SADI Mentoring program gives first-year and transfer students a chance to get connected with both peer and professional mentors to help ease the transition into college.
In order to apply to be a SADI Peer mentor, you must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and be classified as a sophomore (which means you have earned at least 30 credit hours). Additionally, as a SADI Peer Mentor, you will be expected to:
- Attend mentor training
- Establish and maintain regular communication with your mentees
- Attend monthly meetings with the Multicultural Center staff
- Participate in SADI and Multicultural Center programming, including (but not limited to) Reality Checks and First Fridays at The MC.
By providing our SADI Mentees with both peer and professional mentors, we aim for wrap-around support and the opportunity for mentees to build their networks. The requirements for our SADI Professional Mentors are as follows:
- Be a current, full-time UA Little Rock faculty or staff member
- Check-in with mentees twice per semester
- Notify us if your students are having issues or if you have suggestions on how to better serve students in general
- One presentation per academic year. The Multicultural Center hosts several types of monthly programs. As a SADI professional mentor, you may choose to do one of the following in order to fulfill the presentation requirement:
- Host a First Friday @ The MC
- Present a topic specific to AAFI, AAMI, or HLI
- Give a SADI Reality Check presentation
- Attend other Multicultural Center events only as your schedule permits (no required number of events to attend)
In addition to the opportunity to shape our students’ experience at UA Little Rock, this mentorship assignment also comes with a stipend. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a SADI Professional Mentor, please email email@example.com.