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Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

Apply to be a LEAP Mentor!!

April 23, 2014

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The Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement’s (IME) peer mentor program, Leading to Engage All Pioneers (L.E.A.P.), is designed to help support new students as they transition into Lewis & Clark College. IME supports the recruitment, transition, and retention of students from underrepresented communities (i.e., students of Color, LGBTQ students, first-generation college students, and non-traditional students). Mentorship is critical to the successful transition and engagement of new students, particularly from these communities.

As a LEAP Mentor, you help new students by…

  • Assisting in the transition to LC and helping new students learn about our campus and community
  • Creating a welcoming, inclusive, and informative environment
  • Serving as resources for students for information about academic policies, programs, social organizations, campus life, and curricular/co-curricular activities
  • Serving as academic and social role models
  • Helping students utilize campus resources and explore the rich arrays of opportunities at the College

Qualifications for Consideration

  • Have a strong commitment to Lewis & Clark and the philosophy behind the LEAP peer mentoring program
  • Be a full time LC student with a flexible co-curricular schedule
  • Be in good disciplinary and academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.5)
  • Involved in co-curricular activities
  • Ability and desire to work with students, faculty, and staff
  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills
  • Have a positive and motivated attitude!

LEAP Mentor Time Commitment and Expectations

  • LEAP Mentors are expected to participate in all trainings (fall and spring) and orientations.
  • This is a year long commitment. LEAP Mentors are expected to contact their mentees in the summer and remain in correspondence throughout the 2014-2015 academic year. We expect LEAP Mentors to spend at least an hour a week with their mentee(s).
  • LEAP Mentors are expected to participate in LEAP events that may take place on OCCASIONAL weekends and evenings throughout the 2014-2015 year.

As a LEAP Mentor, you will gain

  • Development of leadership skills
  • Access to mentor/mentee only programs on and off-campus
  • Benefits available only to LEAP Mentors
  • Access to campus staff, faculty, and resources

Application Timeline:

  • Completed Applications due by May 1st  (paper applications or online applications are accepted)
  • Group Interview Process on either Saturday, May 3 or Sunday, May 4 from 9 AM-12 PM
  • LEAP Mentors will be notified on May 9th
  • LEAP Mentors will be expected to arrive on campus prior to NSO in the Fall of 2014 (around August 24, 2014) for mentor training



Paper applications can be found in the Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement Office (3rd Floor Templeton next to Stamm East).

For more information:

Please contact Jessika Chi at for any questions or concerns!