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What does it mean to be a Posse mentor?

Weekly Group Meetings

Mentors host weekly 2 hour workshops for all members of their Posse based on the and Posse curriculum. Mentors personalize the workshops and make adjustments based on the academic calendar, etcetera.

One-on-ones

Each mentor meets biweekly with each member of their Posse for hour-long one-on-one conversations. These sessions are usually scheduled as five appointments each week.

Mentor Meetings

Posse mentors participate in the Center for Academic Equity’s mentor development meetings in which mentors get together with others to share their experiences, connect to campus resources, and find support for their role as a mentor.

Conversations with Trainer Conversations

Mentors schedule weekly discussions with the trainers in the local Posse office in the city from which Posse scholars originate.

Social/fun activities

Mentors plan activities which allow students to bond and expose them to Tulane and New Orleans’s rich cultural heritage.

Campus Visits

Mentors participate in all Posse Campus Visits in the fall and spring semesters.

PossePlus Retreat (PPR)

Mentors attend the PPR held (late February/early March) each year. This three-day event includes workshops and activities with, Posse scholars and Plusers (including non-posse students, faculty, and staff).

Graduation

Mentors are expected to attend the Posse Graduation (held at 10 AM on the Thursday before Commencement).

Mentor Retreat

The Center for Academic Equity hosts a yearly retreat for all mentors in May. The retreat welcomes new mentors, provides an opportunity for fellowship and celebration while enhancing mentor training and planning for the new academic year.