The purpose of the mentoring program is to assist student-athletes in adjusting successfully to the rigorous academic demands of the University of Notre Dame. In the program, the student-athlete is paired with a mentor to aid in this transition. The primary role of the mentor is to help the student-athlete implement an effective time management program to stay on track with their coursework as well develop efficient studying techniques. The program attempts to instill these positive habits in the student-athlete through practice and repetition. For this reason, the student-athlete and mentor meet several times a week on a regular schedule. Additionally, if qualified, the mentor serves as a general tutor for the courses in which the student is currently enrolled.
Due to the importance of the mentoring relationship in developing these skills, mentors are asked to commit to the program for the entire semester. Seniors and graduate students are eligible to become mentors.
If you are interested in learning more about the mentoring program, contact Shannon Hagedorn at firstname.lastname@example.org.