Become a Mentor

We have three different types of mentors. Please be sure to indicate how you would like to serve.

  1. One-on-One Mentor: Point person for mentees.
  2. Presenter Mentor: Leads professional development on tenure and promotion topics.
  3. Community Mentor: Provides support for community related Initiatives and connections.

Note: Currently not receiving mentor applications for this academic year. Please contact Dr. Judith Martínez for specific questions.

View the current list of mentors.

Mentor Requirements

  • Tenured status or Senior Instructor (This might be waived by the committee under specific and unique circumstances in the benefit the mentee)
  • Demonstrated commitment with inclusive engagement in research, teaching and service at Missouri State University and in the Ozarks community.
  • 5 consecutive years at Missouri State University prior to applying
  • Proven service leadership
  • A letter of support from a current mentor of the Bear Bridge Mentoring Program
  • Fill out application form and submit materials by August 1 of the academic term
  • Meet with program director