We're so pleased that you'd like to be considered as a mentor for a Yale student. Our program, sponsored by the YAA in collaboration with our other campus partners, arranges for a Yale College or Grad/Professional student (choosing from a pool of alums) to contact you if--based on your responses below--if she/he feels that you could offer them insights as they think through life after Yale.
Although we're confident that our program affords a great chance for alumni-student interaction--and we're grateful that you'd like to take part--we do ask that you keep in mind the following observations and caveats:
>In addition to our mentoring program, which is campus-wide and which has a life-coaching focus, Yale offers you many programs through which you can mentor students (e.g., our School of Public Health, and School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and our Cultural Centers, offer alum-to-student mentoring); you should feel free to choose among them).
>We cannot assure that a participating student will contact you; not every alum who answers the questions below will be selected by a student -- in fact, it's possible that only a modest proportion of alums will be contacted (since students will be choosing from among a pool of hundreds of alums).
>By providing the information below, you agree to make such information (i.e., your answers to the questions below) available to students who are considering a mentoring relationship.
> You agree to keep in complete confidence any and all information that you receive initially and/or as the result of dialogues that you may have with one or more students.
> You acknowledge that -- as a precondition to your mentor/mentee dialogue, you will be expected to (i) take part in an orientation call, (ii) confirm that you have read and understand orientation materials
> By choosing to answer the questions below, you to acknowledge that you have read and understand Yale’s policies on sexual misconduct (available at the following website: http://smr.yale.edu); if you have questions regarding these policies, please contact Stephanie Spangler at email@example.com.
> You understand and acknowledge that this is an informal/pilot program; and that the nature of your possible dialogue(s) with students (and whether, when, where and how they choose to maintain such dialogues) cannot be predicted.
> You understand and acknowledge that of the utmost importance is the well-being of our students (they lead busy lives, and need to find their own way into--and out of--dialogues that may develop as part of this mentoring program); your patience with them will be crucial.
> Your feedback will help us.
> If at any time you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
I'm grateful to you for investing the time to answer the questions below, and hope to meet you very soon.
Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives (AYA)
Resident Fellow, Branford College