BSU

UNITE

Sign up to be a mentor / mentee!

This form will CLOSE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 5th AT 11:59 PM,

so make sure to sign up as soon as possible!

 

You will receive your mentor/mentee before our first Unite event on October 9, 2020 via email.

What is BSU Unite?

BSU Unite is the Black Student Union’s solidarity initiative to strengthen relationships among Black students, across class years. BSU Unite directly connects Black upperclassmen with Black freshmen, creating a support system that is specific to the experiences of Black students.

 

Through BSU Unite, mentors and mentees connect through programming such as speed friending and mixers, while developing meaningful and helpful relationships in daily interactions. 

Purpose

Through participating in BSU Unite, mentees will receive academic and social guidance, while mentors will gain experience and wisdom from their service. Furthermore, participants in BSU Unite will develop meaningful relationships that last well into the future. 

How does BSU Unite Work?

The BSU Unite community consists of both pairs and family groups. Through the questionnaire, upperclassmen and underclassmen will be paired in a mentor-mentee relationship. Family groups will consist of three pairs. The family group is meant to provide additional companionship, support, and resources for participants.

Frequently asked questions

Mentor/Mentee Requirements


In order to maintain the durability and integrity of this program, there are requirements to participate in BSU Unite participation. These requirements intend to reinforce members’ commitment to the program. MENTORS MUST:

  • Attend BSU Unite Event 1
  • Meet with their mentee 2X a month in the fall and 1X a month in the spring,
  • Attend at least 2 BSU General Body meetings each semester,
  • Attend at least 2 BSU Unite events, and
  • Complete a feedback form each semester.
Note: If you are a mentor, your commitment to BSU Unite will count towards your eligibility for the Black Solidarity Conference. MENTEES MUST:
  • Attend BSU Unite Event 1
  • Meet with their mentor 2X a month in the fall and 1X a month in the spring,
  • Attend at least 2 BSU General Body meetings each semester,
  • Attend at least 2 BSU Unite events, and
  • Complete a feedback form each semester
BOTH MUST: Send a picture to BROWNBSU.COM every time you meet in order to document your participation in the program (Pictures may be used on BROWNBSU.COM unless specified otherwise). Note: Attendance at a BSU Unite event counts as one of your required monthly meetups.




Family Group Requirements


Family groups are NOT required to meet outside of BSU Unite events.




How do I become a Mentor/Mentee?


A survey for mentors and mentees will go out in mid September, keep posted for updates!




When does BSU Unite Start?


We'll send out a survey in Mid-September. Our "Speed Friending" event takes place on Saturday, September 28th 5-6 PM in the Underground. Mentors and mentees are paired shortly after this event.




Who can be a Mentor/Mentee?


Mentees are first year, second year, or transfer students of any year. Mentors are third year and fourth year students.​





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