2017 Mentor Application

Stampede Camp Mentor Applications are now open!

Applications Due

Wednesday, June 28 at 11:59 MDT. Please limit responses to 200-500 words per question.

More Information 

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) develops leadership and involvement through community building. Each and everyday students in the residence halls see the place they live turn into a home through their daily interactions with other residents and student leaders. Stampede Camp seeks to find engaged students interested in learning how to become involved at the University of Colorado Boulder and beyond. 

Position Description 

Mentors are needed for the Stampede Camp from Saturday, August 19 through Monday, August 21, 2017. Additionally, Mentors must commit to all-day training on Friday, August 19 and move in early to the residence halls (if applicable) on Thursday, August 18. We are looking for returning, upper-division undergraduate students who are interested in leading a group of about 7-9 incoming students during the duration of the camp. 

If you have any questions about this time commitment, please contact us at stampede@colorado.edu.

NOTE: Newly hired first-year resident advisors (RAs) and EcoReps coordinators cannot be Stampede mentors due to their training schedules. Moreover, all mentor applications will be screened for conduct and academic misconduct. Mentors must not be on university conduct probation, university academic probation, Housing & Dining Services employment probation, or higher, at the time positional responsibilities begin in August 2017.

A Stampede mentor is expected to:

  • Represent Stampede Camp, Residence Hall Association (RHA), Residence Life, Housing & Dining Services, and the University of Colorado Boulder in a professional manner throughout trainings, and prior to, during and after the camp
  • Serve as a small group facilitator for participants, while providing an inclusive and welcoming environment
  • Encourage conversations with participants regarding the new information learned and help them understand how it relates to being a successful student leader and CU community member
  • Lead ice-breakers to get to know group better
  • Create a safe environment where participants feel comfortable sharing their perspectives and experiences
  • Communicate clearly and regularly, and provide updates to the RHA director of student success, RHA directors and other mentors regarding progress of group
  • Ensure a tight schedule is kept so that all activities can be completed throughout training and camp experience
  • Share own experiences related to difficulties and triumphs faced as an incoming student
  • Encourage and motivate group members to get as much out of the camp as possible
  • Have fun!