Mentee; Roles and Responsibilities

The Role of the Mentee

  • Willing to think outside of the box
  • Serve as a willing participant in the mentoring relationship
  • Desire to achieve personal, social, and academic success
  • Receptive to advice, counsel, and constructive criticism
  • Share new skills with mentors
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the mentoring program including positive stories
  • Offer kind words as a source of inspiration
  • Support the School of Science and Technology retention initiatives
  • Refer others who may benefit from the mentoring program

The Responsibilities of the Mentee

  • Commit to excelling in personal growth, social skills, and academics
  • Adhere to the rules and regulations of the mentoring program
  • Establish a close working relationship with the mentor
  • Report to the mentor those concerns that interfere with personal, social, and/or academic performance
  • Accept responsibility for personal, social, and academic success
  • Attend scheduled meetings, workshops and programs conducted by the mentoring program
  • Share new skills with mentors
  • Transfer knowledge gained to fellow students at Norfolk State University
  • Confront inappropriate behavior and attitudes exhibited by peers or mentors
  • Work with the mentor to establish personal and professional contacts
  • Share positive information and success stories