Greek Emerging Leaders Program
Thank you for your interest in being an Alumni Mentor for the Greek Emerging Leaders Program! Information about the position and the application can be found below. If you have any additional questions or would like to talk about the position further with one of our staff members please contact Joe Gurreri or call the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life at 717-337-6304.
Why Be an Alumni Mentor?
Gettysburg College prides itself on offering an exceptional experience for both its students and alumni. As an Alumni Mentor, volunteers will be able to contribute to this experience by having a direct impact on a fellow Gettysburgian’s life. By giving back and working directly with students, Alumni Mentors will be developing future leaders; growing the Gettysburg College network; and creating personal relationships that will last for years to come.
Alumni Mentors will serve in a dual role for the emerging leaders with whom they are matched. The first will be to serve as a resource to help students expand their professional and personal networks. The second will be to provide insight on leadership concepts based on their own life experiences. To this end, Alumni Mentors will be asked to give their students advice about how to expand their career prospects; listen and offer advice in response to the difficulties current students may be facing as an organizational leader; and to help them understand how their student experiences may be applicable to their lives after graduation.
Alumni Mentors are asked to make a minimum commitment of 1 to 2 hours per month to working with their students. This will be primarily facilitated through a monthly phone call, with subsequent communication typically including email communication as needed. Discussion guides for the monthly phone calls will be provided, but are not required to be the exclusive topics for the calls.
Other opportunities may include in-person meetings on or off campus that will be hosted by the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life. Understanding that some mentors may live outside of a practical distance for these events, it is not an expectation for participation. We also recognize that these meetings would increase the Alumni Mentor's time commitment, and so are not a requirement of the program.