Become a Mentor

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.

Student mentors and mentees

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 Please see the dates below for more information or contact .

Interest Meeting Dates

  • February 16th at 5 PM
  • February 17th at 12 PM
  • February 19th at 2 PM
  • February 22nd at 4 PM