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Mentoring and 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

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

What are some mentoring opportunities available to you?

Consider some possible resources to help you get connected:

Capstone Courses, Practicums, and Internships
Academic Advisement
Career Center
Writing and Tutoring Centers
Student Success Program
Undergraduate Research Program
Athletic Support (contact Cindy Lacayo, Athletic Support Specialist at or Dr. Nate Staheli, FAR at
Utah Women in Higher Education Network (UWHEN)-DSU Chapter (for faculty and staff only)

AAUW-St George Branch (off-campus)

Women's Influence Center (off-campus)


What are some of our 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 to set an appointment. Short video clips, podcasts, and texts are welcome. Thank you.