Women's Connection Mentor Application 2021-2022


Women's Connection Program
    Mentor Application 
    Columbus State Community College


What is Women's Connection?

Women's Connection focuses on fostering character building, leadership development as well as personal, intellectual and relational growth of participants. Opportunities are provided for students to network and build relationships with their peers and employee mentors. Participants engage in virtual activities while accessing resources to make strategic decisions about their future.

What is required of Women's Connection mentors?

  • Completion of an online application
  • Join the Women's Connection Portal on Cougar Connect
  • Virtually meet with your assigned Women's Connection mentee(s) outside of core groups 1-2 times a month (e.g. phone call, video meeting)
  • Check-in with mentee(s) at least 2-3 times a month (e.g text, email, letter in the mail)
  • Attend a Women's Connection Info Session with Katrina de los Santos at kdelossantos@cscc.edu
  • Attendance at monthly core group discussions are encourage for mentors, but are not required. These meetings will take place virtually and take place once a month on Friday's from 12:00pm-1:30pm starting in September.

Students of Women's Connection:

Any student currently enrolled in classes at Columbus State and identifies as female or non-binary is eligible to participate in Women's Connection. Students are accepted into the program on a first come first serve basis after completing an application with the Department of Global Diversity and Inclusion. After the 50 spots have been filled, additional applicants will be placed on a waiting list, and notified when space is available. 

What are the student benefits of Women's Connection?

  • Connection Building & Self Empowerment 
  • Mentorship
  • $250.00 scholarship per semester (Fall/Spring)
  • Fun Activities and Events 
  • Graduation success planning
  • Women's HERstory Leadership Awards and the Annual Women's Leadership Summit (March 2022)


First Name
Last Name

Phone number
5. What are your gender pronouns ? (e.g. She, Her, Hers,/ They, Them, Theirs,/ He, Him, His/ Ze, Hir, Hirs)
To learn more about pronouns: https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/support/gender-pronouns/
I am a(n):
Department or Organization
Is this your first year being a mentor for Women's Connection?
I would prefer to have ___ mentee(s)
How often are you looking to meet with your Mentee(s)?
Women's Connection is committed to the importance of mentorship and the process of matching. All of the questions below help us with this process. Please answer the questions to your best ability. Some of the questions below are optional, such as the demographic questions. The purposes behind these questions are from student feedback regarding the importance of representation. 
(This question is optional) Identity: (Select all that apply)
(This question is optional) Race and ethnicity: Select all that apply
Why do you want to be a mentor for Women's Connection?
In effort to match mentors and mentees to the best of our ability, please list specific skill sets, career expertise, etcetera that you would be willing to provide support:
Are there particular student characteristics, demographics, interests, or challenges that you feel you could best support? 
Please share a little bit about yourself including your interests and hobbies:
What educational resources and training topics would you like to see covered in future mentor trainings? This also includes educational articles shared to support our mentors (e.g. virtual mentorship tips, cultural competency, problem solving mentorshi, trauma informed mentorship, research findings, best practices etc.)
Virtual/Remote Mentorship: Please select all the communication platforms you are open to utilizing with your mentee(s):
If Women's Connection hosted a social distancing grocery drop off for students through the CSCC Mid-Ohio Market would you be interested in volunteering?
Are you interested in presenting at Women's Connection events? Do you have any speaker suggestions from CSCC or the community? If so, please list the topics you would like to present on and/or the names of the speakers you recommend. 
What is your comfort level with in-person events and mentorship? (Please select all that apply)