Become a Village Mentor

Village Mentors are integral to the Village experience and engage residents around common learning experiences through curricular and co-curricular experiences. Village Mentors foster deeper exploration of their assigned Village’s academic and or cultural/identity-based vision. Village Mentors establish a peer-to-peer relationship with Village participants to provide support, spark curiosity, and promote the development of knowledge and skills. Through specialized training in their Village’s pedagogical framework, Village Mentors will engage residents through activities, events, and programs that provide village thematic learning, academic support, and holistic student development.

Ready to learn more? Follow these simple steps: 

  • Review the Village Mentor Position Description to learn about Village Mentors’’ functions and responsibilities. 
  • Submit the Village Mentor Application by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 15. The application is available at

Employment Eligibility and Qualifications

To be eligible and qualified for the Village Mentor position, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Credit Hours: Enrolled in at least 12 undergraduate credit hours, or 9 graduate credit hours during the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Grade Point Average: A minimum of a 2.8 cumulative grade point average at the time of appointment, and once employed, maintain at minimum a 2.8 cumulative and semester grade point average.  To support Village membership requirements, some Villages may require a cumulative and semester grade point average above 2.8 to be eligible and qualified for the Village Mentor position.
  • University Disciplinary Charges or Sanctions: Students are not eligible for the Village Mentor position if; at the time of the employment offer, the start of employment, and during employment the student: 
    • Is on Academic Integrity Probation for less than one full Fall or Spring semester related to academic misconduct under the Code of Student Conduct; or, 
    • Has any active sanctions related to non-academic misconduct under the Code of Student Conduct. 
  • Housing Application and Agreement: Complete the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year Housing Application, which includes accepting the 2021 – 2022 Housing Agreement. 

2021-2022 Village Mentor Application Process 

  • Village Mentor Recruitment and Selection Timeline:
    • Tuesday, March 2: Application live for new and returning applicants
    • Monday, March 15: Completed applications due by 8:00 a.m.
    • Tuesday, March 16 – Wednesday, March 24: Interviews with Village Directors
    • Tuesday, March 30: Employment offers sent
    • Monday, April 5: Deadline to accept or decline employment offers
  • All Applicants: Any student interested in the Village Mentor position –
    • Step One: Apply online by visiting
    • Step Two: Submit two (2) references within your application.
      • Applicant provides references’ email addresses, and references are notified of reference requests via email.
    • Step Three: Participate in an interview scheduled with a village director between Tuesday, March 16 and Wednesday, March 24.


Village Mentors receive a stipend and are provided technology, and a credit for their housing costs based on the functions and responsibilities of the position. A breakdown of of the compensation includes: 

  Amount / Value  Note
Stipend  $2,000 The stipend is taxable income paid biweekly. Payment of the stipend is based upon the initial employment start and end dates. The stipend is prorated for individuals beginning employment after the official start date or concluding employment prior to the official end date. 
Housing Credit $3,000 Village Mentors receive a $3,000 housing credit. The housing credit is applied to the Village Mentors student account in two installments, $1,500 for the Fall and Spring semesters. Village Mentors are responsible for their balance of the housing cost after the housing credit is applied to their student account.
Value of Technology  $372 Mentors receive ResNet/Internet and Streaming/Cable TV services during their employment. The value of technology is: $186 ($140 for ResNet/Internet and $46 for Streaming/Cable TV) for the Fall semester and $186 ($140 for ResNet/Internet and $46 for Streaming/Cable TV) for the Spring semester. 


Village Mentor Applicant Resources

To learn more about the Village Mentor position, review the applicant resources: