SAGE mentors assist students with career choice, major and minor selection, course
registration, identifying campus activities, employment, roommate relationships, financial
aid, navigating campus and other issues as they occur. Mentors and mentees meet weekly
and develop lasting relationships.
A mentor is a wise and trusted counselor or teacher or influential supporter. — Random
House Dictionary 1987
SAGE program mentors serve as role models of academic achievement, leadership, community
involvement, service, and caring for others. They welcome new students to the Towson
University community and help them become part of the TU family. They encourage new
students to commit time and effort to their studies.
Mentors also maintain weekly in-person contact with their assigned students and inspire
their involvement in campus organizations and activities. Mentors and new students
are encouraged to maintain their connection to one another throughout the year. Mentors
befriend new students. Both share information about their academic and career goals,
family life, hobbies, dreams and work to resolve any challenges throughout the year.
Weekly Expectations of Mentors
Maintain weekly, in-person contact with assigned students
Attend weekly mentor staff meeting (Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.)
Attend scheduled SAGE program events (Tuesday at 4 p.m.)
Attend SAGE program mentor team meeting (Thursday at 4 p.m.)
Complete SAGE program mentor log sheet weekly
Hours per week = 10 hours
2.8 cumulative G.P.A. or greater
Full-time student status
Evidence of involvement in campus life
Mentoring or community service involvement
Sophomore class standing or greater by start of employment
There are a variety of compensation options available for SAGE mentors. Award recipients
of the CEEP Award should contact Tammie King-Kelly by phone 410-704-5062 or by email
Interested in becoming a mentor?
Information sessions for the 2021-22 school year will be held virtually at bit.ly/SSPVIRTUAL.
Please see the dates below for more information or contact studentsuccessprograms AT_TOWSON.