Building Connections

Building Connections - New Student Mentoring Program

What is Building Connections?

A volunteer mentoring program to assist new students in their transition to Western Illinois University.

Important considerations when conducting the mentor/student conference:

  • Establish a relationship of trust
  • Help students establish "ownership" of the process
  • Set expectations for your mentor/mentee relationship
  • Make connections – verbally and nonverbally
  • Foster a dialogue


Questions: Contact Jessica with Building Connections at (309) 298-1814