Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the purpose of a mentor?

A: Your mentor’s primary purpose will be to help you discover, understand and access campus resources. They should be a friend whom with you feel comfortable sharing with.

Q: Will meeting with a mentor require extra work on my part?

A: No, mentors will be helpful but not overbearing. They will not give you homework or projects, although they may help you set goals if you feel it is appropriate.

Q: How can I benefit from a mentor?

A: Utilizing a mentor will enable you to make better decisions faster and enable you to recognize and take advantage of the countless opportunities and resources offered at BYU-Idaho.

Q: Do all new students receive mentors?

A: Yes, beginning Fall 2016 all Freshman are given access to a peer mentor to assist them their first semester.

Q: Do I have to meet with my mentor?

A: No, while you are not required to meet with your mentor, they will be trained and ready to help meet your needs during your first semester.

Q: What is the difference between a Heber J. Grant Mentor and a First Year Mentor?

A: First Year Mentors will provide a basic level of mentoring to all new students. Heber J. Grant Mentors will provide in-depth mentoring to a select population of incoming students.

Q: Are conversations with mentors kept private?

A: Yes, mentors will respect the privacy of their students.

Q: What types of services can a mentor provide?

A: If you happen to be falling behind in a class, your mentor could help you access the online tutoring videos or maybe set up a meeting with a tutor or a group study session in the library. If needed your mentor could also help you find time management tools available through the counseling center or access the IT departments iLearn 3 tutorials.

Q: When is it appropriate to get help from my mentor?

A: Anytime you have a need. Your mentor will be able to help you or direct you to the appropriate resource.