Requirements and attributes for Got Your Six mentors.
Mentor Requirements and Attributes
- Must be a current SCC student who has served or is serving in the US military (active duty, guard or reserve)
- Must have completed at least one semester at SCC
- GPA 2.0 or higher
- Be able to make a semester-long commitment to the mentoring program
- Be able to commit to the monthly mentor obligations
- Ability to project a positive attitude (a must)
- Be able to sign both a mentor contract and a mentor/mentee agreement to establish commitment to the program
- Mentors will help with the essential part of empowering new veteran students during their transition time
- Mentors will become an important part of helping new veteran students succeed at Sacramento City College by:
- Helping their mentee adjust to being a college student
- Assisting their mentee with time management skills
- Educating their mentee about campus resources
- Helping their mentee achieve academic success
- Supporting the VRC in building a strong SCC veteran community
- Mentors will work closely with the program coordinator in identifying topics of discussion and/or campus resource suggestions for mentor/mentee weekly hours
- Suggestions will be sent out to mentors on Fridays
Got Your Six Mentor Expectations
- Commit to a semester-long mentor/mentee match
- Develop a positive relationship with your assigned mentee
- Meet with assigned mentee two hours per week, e.g., one-on-one meetings, accompanying mentee to student support workshops, veteran student council meetings, or VRC activities
- Provide weekly SITREPS (to include weekly hours with mentee and program feedback) to VRC coordinator each Friday
- Attend mentor training sessions and the mid-semester mentor update session
- If uncomfortable or have any concerns must be able to communicate them to program coordinator
Distinct Mentoring Components
Mentoring has distinct characteristics – the list below exemplifies what Got Your Six Mentors can expect from their role as a mentor.
- Mentorships can be enduring personal relationships
- Mentorships are reciprocal relationships
- Mentors should demonstrate positive and helpful personalities
- Mentors can provide mentees with assistance in finding support services
- Mentors can provide mentees with social and emotional support
- Mentors should serve as role models
- Mentorships can offer a “safe harbor” for mentees to seek advice and help
What a Mentor Is Not
- A mentor is not an academic advisor.
- A mentor is not a social buddy.
Keys for Successful Mentoring
While there is no standard formula to be a successful mentor, there are steps you can take to improve your success.
Apply to be a GY6 Mentor
Would you like to mentor other veterans?
Matching Mentees to Mentors
If at all possible, the Got Your Six teams are selected based on either a match in majors or career interests.
Veterans Resource Center Contact
Veteran Resource Center Representative
Got Your Six Coordinator
Performing Arts Center PAC 101
Phone: (916) 650-2951
Veterans Affairs Office Contact
VA certifying official
Admissions & Records
Student Services Building
Phone: (916) 558-2591