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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 womensresource@dixie.edu

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 cindy.lacayo@dixie.edu or Dr. Nate Staheli, FAR at nstaheli@dixie.edu)
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)

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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 womensresource@dixie.edu to set an appointment. Short video clips, podcasts, and texts are welcome. Thank you.