Faculty mentors are permanent members of the faculty that also serve as advisors for first-year students until they are ready to declare a major.

These faculty mentors teach at least one course to first-year students, either INTD 100 (College Writing Seminar) or a course in their discipline of expertise. Mentors reserve time to meet with students each week to discuss issues such as:

  • Succeeding academically
  • Developing education goals
  • Investigating majors
  • Planning for careers
  • Graduate school
  • Internships
  • Study abroad
  • Meeting graduation requirements

Faculty mentors also refer students to the many services available at Whittier College.