If you need additional resources or support, consider meeting with a staff member for guidance.

The Staff Mentoring program aims to guide and help students navigate through their college careers. Staff mentors are approachable and encouraging professionals who will be there for you, both when things are challenging and to celebrate with you as you achieve your goals.

What is a staff mentor?

A staff mentor is a professional team member who will assist you through your college career. Whether you are in need of extra assistance in the classroom or getting involved on campus, a staff mentor can guide you through the right path.

How to make a request for a mentor

  • Log in to SupportNET from the Portal
  • From the menu, select "Request Help"
  • Then select type "Request a Staff Mentor"

What will be required of me?

Your mentor will really be there for your needs, so you to be willing to ask for help and share the concerns you may be having. Even things like issues with your internet connection or how you learn best. Staff mentors know of resources that could help you in a variety of situations. Whatever you’re facing, the professional staff mentor is here to offer support and guidance.

Will I need to meet with my mentor?

Mentors can answer many questions and give guidance through SupportNET, but they are willing to visit with you, too. In this time of social distancing, that would most likely be via telephone or video conference and only on an as-needed basis.

How will this benefit me as a student?

It’s a bit of an understatement to say there’s a lot going on right now. Having an extra person who is ready and willing to be your “go-to” would be a benefit for anyone. In the best of times, we could all use a person in our corner ready to give some encouragement or direct us to the place to find the answers we’re looking for. We’re all in this new situation, but you don’t have to be in it alone.

My favorite thing about SEMO has often been the faculty. In my time at SEMO, I have had the opportunity to learn from and interact with many professors and mentors that are greatly helpful and knowledgeable in their fields.

Billy Brooks, Senior, BFA: Sculpture


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