Mentoring has an undeniable impact on the academic experiences of students. It connects them to the institution and its vision, enhances their relationships with their peers, and builds community. For these reasons, mentoring is a fundamental part of a Westminster education. Visit the Westminster Coaching and Mentoring Center on the second floor in Converse Hall for more information.

Undergraduate Student Mentoring Programs

The First Year Network program pairs first-year students with peer mentors who will guide and support your academic, professional, and personal growth in a one-on-one mentoring setting. Mentors are trained peers who have already experienced their first year at Westminster. Additionally, the First-Year Network group meets once per month as a cohort for fun events and workshops.

Benefits of Participating in the First-Year Network


Learn how to make the most of your Westminster experience during your first year. Mentees will gain firsthand knowledge of what the first-year college experience at Westminster is really like from current students. Through the First-Year Network, you will develop individual relationships with your mentor and have a positive support system during your time at Westminster. You will learn how to best utilize campus resources, navigate the social and academic landscape of Westminster, and much more. About 40 first-year students are accepted into the program each year.

Apply to be a First-Year Mentee


Your personal experience at Westminster can help new students succeed and find their place at the institution you love. Use your personal experience and knowledge to positively influence the Westminster experience of an incoming first-year student. Build personal relationships with your mentees and develop your skills and capacity for team building, mentoring, coaching, and more.

Mentor Requirements
  • Have a GPA (cumulative) of at least 3.0
  • Be an exemplary student and communicator
  • Be willing to mentor students academically across disciplines
  • Possess the following qualities: maturity, responsibility, motivation, flexibility, enthusiasm, integrity, and patience
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a culturally diverse environment
  • Be able to attend meetings 90% of the time
  • Have exceptional initiative and follow-through
Mentor Application

Applications for mentors are due April 30, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.

Apply to be a First-Year Mentor


If you have questions, email the Coaching and Mentoring Center (

AMP is designed to foster the personal and professional growth of Westminster undergraduate students through individual mentorship with qualified alumni mentors and peer group discussions facilitated by Westminster alumni.

AMP members will have individual mentoring opportunities between various alumni and students, students will meet/connect with their mentors at least twice per month throughout the academic year, as well as Saturday Sessions with all AMP students. These facilitated Saturday Sessions have four aspects: a check-in/update/brainstorming session on everyone’s mentoring relationships, an alumni speaker who discusses the successes and failures in their life, a Q&A session, and a themed activity.

Apply To Be an AMP Mentee

A completed application is due May 29, 2020, at 8:00 p.m.

Apply to AMP

Mentee Qualifications

  • Firm commitment to meet with a mentor at least once per month, for at least two hours
  • Resolve to be dedicated to AMP from beginning to end, August–April
  • Willingness to initiate contact with your mentor
  • Willingness and ability to approach mentoring with an open mind
  • Desire to improve yourself both personally and professionally
  • Dedication to work toward professional goals with the help of your mentor

If you have any questions about applying for the AMP program please visit or call the Coaching and Mentoring Center (Converse 201) at 801.832.2551

What Students Say About AMP

"By participating in AMP, I have been able to step back and better evaluate my life. AMP has helped me discover who I am, what is truly important to me, has helped me prioritize my time to meet my long-term aspirations."

"I learned and gained many things from AMP this year. I think I grew as an individual and became a more confident communicator in group settings. This program has offered me a social outlet that I hadn't had prior to this experience at Westminster. I think that AMP offers individuals the opportunity to prepare for the 'real world' by advancing personally. This will give me the skills and abilities to apply myself in the workplace with a better understanding of my end goals and just how I define success."

"This program sets students up to be successful and assists them in better understanding their goals, strengths, and aspirations. AMP is an opportunity to develop personally while preparing to strive for your professional goals."

Mentor Qualifications

  • Firm commitment to meet with mentee at least once per month, for at least 2 hours
  • Firm commitment to promptly return all emails and phone calls from mentee
  • Willingness to develop a strong relationship with the mentee—deeper than surface issues
  • Ability to be friends with your mentee
  • Willingness to listen to your mentee with an open mind and still be honest with them
  • Willingness and ability to spend some of your own money on mentee for things, such as picking up a lunch tab, buying a drink, etc.
  • Ability to set goals and implement steps to achieve them with your mentee
  • Resolve to be dedicated to AMP from beginning to end

Please email your resume and contact information to the Alumni Relations Office at if you are interested in being an AMP mentor.

Gold to Grad focuses on giving Westminster seniors access to recently graduated alumni to help them succeed and grow in their final year at college. Recently graduated alumni and mentees establish and build a relationship for three months to develop a professional network, understand the process of graduating, and participate in real-world activities. This program teaches students "how to be an adult" by offering recently graduated alumni who can guide them through the process.

Apply to Gold to Grad

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