Office of Multicultural Affairs
West Chester University
Sykes Student Union
Hours: M-F 8:00AM-4:30PM
The purpose of the Office of Multicultural Affairs Mentoring Program at West Chester University (WCU) is to assist first-year and transfer students of African, Asian, Latino, and Native American (multicultural) descent in making a successful transition to WCU.
The program, which is open to all first-year and transfer multicultural students, aims to empower individual student participants by providing them with a member of WCU's faculty/staff and multicultural student body who will guide, offer information, and support the student throughout his/her initial year of enrollment.
Our office strongly believes that the contributions of a faculty/staff member and a multicultural student who has earned 24 or more credits will result in a significant increase in the number of multicultural students achieving success at WCU, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Mentoring is a process in which a structured relationship exists between an experienced person (mentor) and another less experienced person (mentee). The mentor offers advice, guidance, support, motivation, encouragement, constructive feedback, and counseling to the mentee for an extended period of time. Relationships between the mentor and the mentee can be formal or informal.
If interested in becoming a mentee in the 2011-2012 mentoring program please complete the Mentee Enrollment Form, print, and return to the multicultural center. Meet Our Mentors.
The OMA Mentoring Program consists of three basic components. The first component is the faculty/staff mentor. The second component is comprised of the student peer mentors. Mentors on each level strive to assist first-year and transfer multicultural student in his/her academic, career, personal, and social endeavors during their initial year of enrollment at WCU. The third, and most important component is the first-year or transfer multicultural student, the focus of the program.
Peer Mentors Information
Peer Mentor Application 2012-2013
Peer Mentor Job Description
Peer Mentor Position Qualifications and Requirements