Events and Activities

  • A group of peer mentors gathering around a table during a meeting.

    Professional development

    Staff members take advantage of various opportunities around campus for professional development.

  • Four peer mentors sitting around the table during a workshop.

    Team-building and staff bonding

    Peer mentors and group leaders learn new skills and approaches while developing their relationships with one another.

  • Student employees sitting in a circle for a group activity.

    Facilitation skills development opportunities

    Program staff take turns facilitating various training programs and staff development activities.

Spring 2018 one-time events and activities

Spring kickoff

Date: Saturday, Jan. 13
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Bernhard Center
Mandatory for all program staff.

Division of Multicultural Affairs student employee spring professional development event

Date: Saturday, Jan.  27
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: President's Dining Room, Bernhard Center
Mandatory for all student employees in DMA.

Spring staff meeting

Date: Saturday, March 31
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Bernhard Center
Mandatory for all program staff.

Spring 2018 Recurring Events

CAMP Study Hours

Date: January through April 2018
Times: Mondays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesdays from 4 to 6 p.m., and Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m.
Location: DMA Multipurpose Room, Ellsworth Hall
Open study hours for all CAMP participants. Mentoring for Success Program peer mentors or group leaders will be available to provide tutoring and answer questions. Snacks will be provided. At the end of the semester, a $50 WMU Bookstore gift card will be awarded to the participant with the highest attendance.

MI GEAR UP Study Hours

Date: January through April 2018
Time: Mondays from 5 to 7 p.m.
Location: DMA Multipurpose Room, Ellsworth Hall
Open study hours for all MI GEAR UP participants. Mentoring for Success Program peer mentors or group leaders will be available to provide tutoring and answer questions. Snacks will be provided. At the end of the semester, a $50 WMU Bookstore gift card will be awarded to the participant with the highest attendance.

Mentoring for Success Program Study Hours

Date: January through April 2018
Time: Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Our Space, Trimpe Building
Open study hours for all CAMP, MLK Academy, and MI GEAR UP participants. Also open to students affiliated with Kalamazoo Promise and Disability Services for Students. Mentoring for Success Program peer mentors or group leaders will be available to provide tutoring and answer questions. Popcorn will be provided. At the end of the semester, a $50 WMU Bookstore gift card will be awarded to the participant with the highest attendance.

MLK Academy and MI GEAR UP Study Hours

Date: January through April 2018
Time: Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: DMA Multipurpose Room, Ellsworth Hall
Open study hours for all MLK Academy and MI GEAR UP participants. Mentoring for Success Program peer mentors and group leaders will be available to provide tutoring and answer questions. Snacks will be provided. At the end of the semester, a $50 WMU Bookstore gift card will be awarded to the participant with the highest attendance.

Fall 2018 one-time events and activities

University-wide peer mentor training conference

Dates: Monday, Aug. 20 and Tuesday, Aug. 21
Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Schneider Hall
Mandatory for all new peer mentors and group leaders.

Fall kickoff

Date: Saturday, Sept. 8
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Bernhard Center
Mandatory for all program staff.

Staff meeting 1

Date: Saturday, Oct. 13
Time: 9 a.m. to noon 
Location: Multipurpose Room, Ellsworth Hall
Mandatory for all program staff.

Staff meeting 2

Date: Saturday, Nov. 17
Time: 9 a.m. to noon 
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Bernhard Center
Mandatory for all program staff.

Spring 2019 one-time events and activities

Spring kickoff

Date: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Bernhard Center
Mandatory for all program staff.

Staff meeting 1

Date: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Bernhard Center
Mandatory for all program staff.

Staff meeting 2

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Faculty Dining Room, Bernhard Center
Mandatory for all program staff.