Faculty and Staff Mentors

I Want To Be A Mentor

Mentoring has many benefits for both faculty/staff and students. We are pleased to hear that you are interested in becoming a mentor to students! You can mentor students in various ways which are detailed below.

Learning Outcomes

To help you get a sense of what your role will entail, here are some learning outcomes based on WSU core themes that we would like for faculty and staff to reap benefits from and also some expectations for you to see if mentoring is right for you.

What To Expect

  1. Complete our Interest Survey to get an understanding of your availability, previous research and education, and your comfortability with specific conversations that you might have with students.
  2. Complete our program's orientation (what is mentoring, how to work with students through mentorship, responsibilities): 1 hour of your time
  3. Get matched and meet with your student(s) at least once a month. You decide how many students you can mentor!
  4. Complete a survey after each semester to assess your relationship(s) (one for each if you have more than one).
  5. Log your hours with a small form at the end of the month!

Mentoring Opportunities

We have different mentoring options to fit your schedule!


Success Duos are formal one-on-one mentoring relationships with students. You will be matched with a mentee where you can agree on meeting times, dates, and expectations.


Attend small group discussions open to all students on campus. Two learning huddles are hosted per semester. We provide you with the event information and formal calendar invitation.


Attend and support mentoring events around campus. These are great opportunities to meet students informally and have some fun! As you meet with students, success duos can be created.



Attend Luncheons with current peer mentors and mentees to discuss various professional topics and connect with student leaders.


Mentoring is metamorphic and can take on many shapes or sizes. You might already be meeting with students in a different fashion. You might not feel as though you have time for any of the other options. Regardless, feel free to sign up and meet with the Faculty and Staff Mentoring Advisor to discuss different ways you could use your mentoring skills!