C.O.N.E.C.T. Application Information

The C.O.N.E.C.T. Peer Mentoring Program

(The Caring Of New students Experiencing College Transitions)


Special notice:

We apologize for the inconvenience, but if you applied between 9/27/13 and 10/2/13, we ask that you re-apply.
Our web form was having technical difficulties and did not deliver applications during that time period.

special notice

We ask that all applicants (both past and present) please contact Khotso Libe ktlibe01@louisville.edu to verify that your application was received. We are extending the CONECT Application to be open until 11:55 pm on Tuesday October 15, 2013.

The mission of the C.O.N.E.C.T. Peer Mentoring Program is to provide an avenue for student support through peer mentoring and advising for the encouragement of academic and social interactions, while promoting a unified community for Black students.


·         Currently enrolled at the University of Louisville
·         Enrolled for 12 credit hours or more, with a minimum of 24 credit hours completed by fall 2014
·         Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 by fall 2014
·         Must be seeking first undergraduate degree


Completion of  Mentor-in-Training Program during spring 2014:
1.     Successful completion of Pan-African Studies 333
2.     Help implement African American Recognition Reception (March 25, 2014)
3.     Attend a minimum of two spring semester staff meetings
4.     Participate in Spring Kickoff (April 22, 2014)
•  Completion of Peer Training and retreat (August 18 - 23, 2014)
•  Maintain a minimum of six (6) and a maximum of ten (10) hours per week
•  Document contacts with your assigned mentees
•  Refer students to appropriate resource(s)
•  Conduct follow-up e-mails/telephone calls from referral(s)
•  Conduct monthly one-on-one sessions (individual or small group) with mentees
•  Participate in weekly staff meetings
•  Administer program evaluations at the end of each term
•  Assist with the African American Recognition Reception
•  Attend Welcome Week events as assigned
•  Contribute to the Making the Connection workshops during summer orientation
•  Assist with various recruitment programs as needed
•  Other duties as assigned

Applications go live on Friday, September 27, 2013.
All applications are due by 5pm on October 11, 2013.

Required Application Components:
•  Application follow this link for online application
•  Two (2) recommendations from faculty, staff, or community service agent (please no friends or relatives permitted)
•  You will be contacted via your UofL email account to schedule a date and time for your individual interview
•  In order to be considered for employment, you must also attend one of the Group Interviews on Friday, October 18 or Saturday, October 19.

For more information, contact Khotso Libe at 502-852-2724, email  ktlibe01@louisville.edu or contact  Katie Adamchik at 852-3222 or e-mail at kgadam01@louisville.edu.





GOAL: To provide student support through peer mentoring and advising for the encouragement of positive academic and social interactions as well as promote a unified community among African American students.


The quality of a student's experiences with being a mentor is directly related to the quality and rigor of the training program for peer mentors. Such a program incorporates the fundamental concepts and responsibilities of being a mentor.


To explain to peer mentors the background and overview of the University.

To provide peer mentors with a working definition of mentoring.

To help peer mentors become knowledgeable with their role and responsibilities.

To familiarize peer mentors with university policies and procedures.

To familiarize peer mentors with academic supports and major/minor qualifications.

To assist peer mentors in the awareness and importance of African American student recruitment.

To teach peer mentors how and when to refer mentees for additional or specialized help.

To instruct peer mentors in the use of resource materials.

To teach peer mentors how to maintain records of mentoring sessions.

To evaluate the effectiveness of the training and support programs.