Advisory for Frederick Douglass Institute

Advisory for Frederick Douglass Institute

Frederick Douglass Institute BU's Frederick Douglass Living and Learning Community students are assisted by upperclassman mentors as they make the transition from high school to college. Mentors help guide LLC students through their freshman experience.

To help the freshman LLC students succeed, each mentor:

  • Assists with new student orientation
  • Acts as a liaison between mentees and faculty advisors
  • Ensures that mentees are attending class and keeping up with academic work. Works closely with mentees to help them with homework, time management and class attendance
  • Ensures that mentees are adjusting to the college environment
  • Alerts faculty advisors early when students are having difficulty
  • Creates a support network and group identity (through social and academic activities) that includes all mentees
  • Attends all Frederick Douglass LLC Workshops and official functions
  • Logs thier group's weekly activities and comments/questions on a confidential list for other mentors and advisors
  • Meets bi-weekly with a director to discuss how mentees are adapting