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Your role as a Mentor is to help others more fully realize their divine nature and destiny. This is primarily achieved as you strive to be a true friend to others; help others understand and fulfill their responsibilities; and as you nourish others, especially by the word of God. Your role as an Ambassador is to represent God, His Church, and LDS Business College at all times, in all things, and in all places. You should be an exemplary person at school, Church, work, and elsewhere.
The primary requirement to participate in the program is a love of God, others, and the College. Students must also submit an application (see below for more information). For more information on requirements and other qualifications to be a Mentor &Ambassador, please see the “Requirements and Responsibilities” section of the Application Packet.
Some of the responsibilities of Mentors & Ambassadors include, but are not limited to: being an exemplary person in every respect on and off campus, learning their duties and acting in all diligence, working with new and struggling students to help them make the most of their college experience, influencing campus culture, and representing the institution in a variety of official capacities. For more information about some additional responsibilities, please see the “Requirements and Responsibilities” section of the Application Packet.
The leadership class is designed to help students become better teachers and learn to lead and serve as Christ did throughout his mortal ministry. The course covers a variety of topics on Christ-like leadership and is tailored to help Mentors & Ambassadors understand and fulfill their specific responsibilities. The course is heavily student-lead and driven by the needs and interests of the members of the class. Students are given opportunities to teach one another and improve their teaching of fundamental principles that can help students make the most of their College experience. Students also have the opportunity to counsel together, identify and plan ways to serve more effectively, work on solving a variety of problems, and address issues that may arise pertaining to their service. Students also render an accounting of their service and get feedback on how to improve themselves and better serve others. In many ways, the class is structured like a typical district meeting that missionaries might have in the mission field.
The class is offered at five different times. Though it is listed as TBA in the course catalog, the times may be available by clicking here or you may contact Student Support Services in room 201 (801.524.8172) to find out when the class is offered this semester.
The leadership class is listed as REL 180 R section 2. This gives you credit for your attendance in the class, your reading, and for the service you render. You are not able to register for this class on your own. In order to register for the class, you must submit your declaration of intent and we will add you to the class. (Click here for specific times the class is offered.) You will be dropped from the class if we have not received a completed application by the end of the second week of the semester. If you have any questions, please contact Student Services in room 201 (801.524.8172).
All students who wish to participate in the program as full-time Mentors & Ambassadors are required to register for the class. Exceptions to this would be rare, and typically happen because registering for the class would incur additional costs to the student that are unnecessary or because excessive credits may pose a problem in transferring. Because the course changes each semester, and because new students benefit from continuing students previous experiences, it is beneficial for all involved to participate in the course multiple semesters. If you want to participate in the program but would rather not register for the class, please contact the program advisor for approval.
What if I start out as a full-time Mentor & Ambassador and then I am no longer able to continue as such?
The same rules apply as they do to any class. You can withdraw from the class / program up until the withdrawal deadline, or take a medical withdrawal at any time with the proper documentation. You should work with your immediate supervisor to help make the transition as smooth as possible for all involved.
The leadership class may be taken to satisfy one of the courses required for religion credit. Three other religion classes must be taken in order to qualify for graduation. The course can also be counted for credit toward graduation as elective credit. Additionally, the course may impact your GPA positively if you attend and fulfill your commitment to serve, or adversely if you do not attend and / or do not fulfill your service as you agreed to.
Applications packets can be found in room 201 or in the Get Involved section of this page. If you need an electronic copy of the application e-mailed to you, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application packets are full of information to help applicants. Please do not be overwhelmed by them – they really are much easier than they seem. But do take the time to read them carefully and thoroughly and make sure you understand the material that is in them. Applications should be completed accurately, thoroughly, and professionally in a timely manner and turned in at the main desk in room 201. There are two applications to choose from:
Application Packet for New Mentors & Ambassadors: This is for students who wish to participate in the program as full-time Mentors & Ambassadors and have not participated in this capacity previously. Students who have been unofficially involved in the program before should also use this application.
Continuing Application: This is for students who have participated fully in the program in the past and wish to continue to do so.
Though our service is generally given quietly, Mentors & Ambassadors can be quite visible at times. As official representatives of the institution, it is imperative that all participants in the program meet and maintain high standards. The application process helps students understand and demonstrate the kind of commitment that is expected of them and helps the institution better understand the applicant’s fit with the program. Additionally, the application process can provide valuable experience for you as you prepare to apply for future jobs and further education.
Students should complete their applications as soon as possible in order to maximize the opportunities available to them to serve and to help us plan appropriately. The longer students wait to turn in their application, the more they may miss out on opportunities such as retreats, participation in New Student Orientation, and other pre-semester activities. Nevertheless, we will accept applications from full-time candidates up until the last day of the first week of classes (conditions may apply). Students who complete part of the application process but are waiting for references to complete the other part should submit a partial application as soon as they are able.
All completed application packets will be reviewed by the Mentor& Ambassador selection committee made up of the program advisor, previous Mentors & Ambassadors, and other College personnel. All elements of the application are taken into consideration. Candidates who are on academic probation or who have issues with the Honor Code will not be considered. Some candidates may be interviewed in person or by phone for the purpose of clarifying or gathering more information. Please don’t worry if you are asked to have an interview or if you are not asked to have one.
The committee will make every effort to notify you about your acceptance to the program by e-mail within approximately a week of receiving your application. If you have not heard about your status by then, please contact us.