The Mentor-Mentee Program pairs new students with returning student volunteers who want to offer their advice and guidance on housing, classes, recreation, student clubs and organizations, social life in Durham, and many other aspects of the student experience. Most communications between mentors and mentees will likely occur during the summer via email or by phone. However, we hope that you and your mentor will plan to meet within the first few weeks of the fall semester, as well. We encourage new students to view this as an opportunity to develop a friendship with a classmate and/or a collegial relationship with a future environmental professional. The mentor-mentee relationship can be very rewarding for both parties.
New students are encouraged to participate in the Mentor-Mentee Program, but they are not required to do so. If you would like to be paired with a 2nd-year student mentor, the deadline will be announced in late spring. Mentor/mentee assignments will be shared by early summer. The Mentor-Mentee Program is led by the Nicholas School Student Council.
Interested in having a mentor?