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SARC mentors are volunteer student athletes who offer a helping hand to other student athletes. Mentors are responsible for providing athletes with support in their athletic, professional, and career goals.
Who are the Student-Athlete Mentor?
- Current involvement in Geneseo Athletics
- Demonstrating and developing leadership skills
- Role model for other student athletes
- A resource for student athletes regarding information and questions
- Punctuality with meeting times and office hours
- One-on-one meetings with student-athletes
Expectations of Student-Athlete Mentors:
- All student-athlete mentors must be a full-time student (12 credits), a member of a varsity sport, have a GPA of 2.85 or higher and cannot be a first-year student-athlete.
- All student-athlete mentors are expected to attend the 2 training seminars (approximately a 3-hour session) offered throughout the course of the school year. In addition, student athlete mentors are expected to attend a weekly leadership course, which is posted on Knightweb.
- Weekly 1-credit Leadership course (LEA 202).*Please Note: Spring LEAD 202 course is scheduled to be held Tuesdays from 8:30am to 9:20am.
- All student-athletes are expected to submit a mid-semester and end of semester progress report each semester.
- Student-athletes are required to sign up for a minimum of 2 office hours biweekly.
- Student-athlete mentors are required to team teach at least 1 GOLD workshop per semester.
- Each mentor is expected to assume responsibility for a project. Mentors may choose a project from a predefined list.
- Manage Facebook, Twitter and other social media for the Student-Athlete Resource Center
- Reach out to students who sign up for one-on-one mentoring session and do not attend (encourage them to attend and offer support in office hours)
- Prepare the Mentor of the Month, kudos, etc.
- Coordinate one collaborative mentor service project each semester involving the other mentors
- Coordinate photography and manage collection with descriptions and dates
- Prepare a newsletter to alumni athletes
- Organize an event to promote the Student Athlete Resource Center in the residence halls or elsewhere
- Serve on advisory committee on volunteerism and service programs
- Serve on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Leadership and Service Committee
- Serve on the Women's Leadership Conference Committee Meeting in fall participation in Spring
- Act as the liaison for promoting one of the following GOLD certificates to student athletes: bronze, silver, gold, onyx, emerald, jade, diamond, opal, amethyst, amber, and business professional development.
- Student-athlete mentors must take a minimum of 4 GOLD workshops a semester. In addition, all student-athlete mentors must earn their Bronze Leadership Certificate by the end of their first year on the staff.
- Student-athlete mentors are strictly a peer, a leader, a resource to the student-athletes entering the center. Mentors are forbidden to act as a health professional of any kind to student-athletes entering the center and must be able to direct student-athletes to the appropriate resources if needed.
- As a student-athlete mentor, you must represent the program, athletic department, SUNY Geneseo campus and surrounding community with respect, integrity and excellence at all times.