In 2013 the Office of Disability services established our mentor program for students with disabilities. Last year, more than ten returning Smith students volunteered to mentor nearly fifteen first year students. Weekly open meetings were held, as well as monthly mentor-mentee bonding events, and our Disability Awareness Day event brought the spotlight to students with disabilities on campus.
In 2014 we hope to increase the strength of our mentor program by including more programming activities, offering bonding opportunities, and including YOU in our mentor/mentee list this year!
Returning students with disabilities have volunteered to introduce you to life at Smith, support you in getting connected, and help you throughout the year to find your way at Smith. Many students have been interested in knowing other students with disabilities and having more options for connecting and doing social and educational activities together. Building connections and serving as allies to each other is important and we want to welcome you to be part of this community of awesome and accomplished women.
How to Be Involved
Mentors - If you are interested in being a part of this peer mentoring program, please fill out the peer mentor application. As a mentor you can sign up to be matched with a mentee which entails weekly check-ins with your mentee, and monthly bonding events.
Want a mentor? -If you would like to have a Mentor, please fill out the peer mentee sign-up form. We will work to match you with someone who fits your interests and disability concerns.