Mentoring
& Support

The DSU Women’s Resource campus activities are meant to supplement our focus on the power of professional female mentoring.

What is Mentoring?

Usually distinct from peer-to-peer mentoring or having a course advisor, we encourage majoring female students to identify a female faculty or staff who can serve as role models and nurture their academic/professional success.

Some important Mentoring guidelines include the following:

  • Define objectives
  • Be flexible
  • Find the right mentor-mentee match
  • Track and measure
  • Set boundaries/provide the language and guidance
  • Set a closure time and process
  • BROADCAST your success!

 

— from Dr. Donna Dillingham-Evans, Mentoring Workshop at DSU, August 16, 2013

Resources

Consider some possible resources to help you get connected, such as Capstone Courses, Practicums, and Internships.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE AN EFFECTIVE
FEMALE FACULTY/STAFF MENTOR?

  1. Attend WRC-sponsored fall mentoring workshop & spring mentoring panel discussions
  2. Consult some mentoring-related resources including those from WRC-sponsored mentoring workshops, such as:
  3. Find a female mentee
  4. Commit to stay in communication with mentee based on your agreed mentoring time/s
  5. Teach mentee to create 2-3 goals and identify action steps/plans
  6. Monitor progress /challenges based on your agreed meeting time/s
  7. Report mentoring success by participating in WRC’s mentoring surveys (eg: fall mentoring workshops, spring panel discussions, and end-of-SY follow up email surveys)

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE
AN EFFECTIVE FEMALE MENTEE?

  1. Find a female faculty/staff mentor
  2. Commit to stay in communication with mentor based on your agreed meeting time/s
  3. Set up goals with mentor and identify action steps/plans
  4. Work on these goals throughout the semester
  5. Meet with mentor based on your agreed meeting time/s to share progress/challenges
  6. Report accomplishments through our WRC Mentoring Digital Narratives by contacting our office at 879-4489 or womensresource@dixie.edu

Mentoring
Opportunities

Academic
Advisement

DSU Academic Advisors guide students to take ownership of their education as they make decisions to engage in active learning and live an active life.

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Center

A career of your choice happens by obtaining a college degree AND gaining experience in your desired field. We will help you gain the skills, knowledge and experience necessary while also getting you connected to industry.

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Center

We want to make sure that you receive personalized attention from tutors who have your unique challenges and academic goals in mind.

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Writing Center

The mission of the Dixie State University Writing Center is to assist students in developing, drafting, and revising their writing through peer-to-peer consultation and small group instruction.

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Student
Success

Each student has a Success Coach they meet with throughout the semester, who helps them set goals, connect to resources, and learn how to navigate college.

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Undergraduate
Research

Our office not only helps recognize and celebrate research on campus but also helps researchers connect with collaborators, and seek funding opportunities to further enhance their work.

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Athletic
Support

Contact Cindy Lacayo, Athletic Support Specialist at cindy.lacayo@dixie.edu or Dr. Nate Staheli, FAR at nstaheli@dixie.edu

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Mentoring Matters

Mentoring Matters is a program at Dixie State University matching volunteer mentors to students seeking guidance and support with life skills.

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UWHEN -
DSU Chapter

Utah Women in Higher Education Network (for faculty and staff only).

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AAUW
St. George

We advance equity for women and girls in southern utah through philanthropy, advocacy and education.

Off Campus

Women's
Influence
Center

Every woman will be heard, elevated, and will succeed.  Connect and strengthen efforts to promote and support women through education, training, mentoring, networking, and support.

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Mentoring
Accomplishments

Note to female students/faculty/staff: If you’d like to share your own mentoring stories on this page, please contact us at womensresource@dixie.edu to set an appointment. Short video clips, podcasts, and texts are welcome. Thank you!