College of Human Sciences Oklahoma State University

College of Human Sciences Oklahoma State University

College of Human Sciences – Oklahoma State University

The PETE Project

Student Academic Mentor (SAM) Application

Submit Application by5:00 pm January 31, 2018

Information Session for Student Academic Mentor Applicants

When:Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 5:15 pm

Where: 230 Human Sciences

What: Hear from this year’s SAMs on what the experience has been like for them

Student Academic Mentor Description

The PETE Project is a student-focused initiative of the College of Human Sciences that focuses on Preparing…Empowering…Transforming…Engaging. As aStudent Academic Mentor, you are given the opportunity to:

Receive a $4000.00 scholarship as well as additional opportunities for academic scholarships

Encourage and support incoming students through their first year at Oklahoma State University

Welcome and actively engage new students into the Cowboy Family

Facilitate small groups that help form bonds between students that last beyond the academic year

Develop leadership skills as an officer of an OSU student organization

Participate in resume building events and opportunities

Network with College of Human Sciences faculty, staff, and student leaders

Develop communication and community building skills


  1. Major Responsibility: Live in the community with PETE Project participants on the first floor ofthe West Commons residence hall in a private room.


  • Abide by all Residential Life rules and regulations
  • Participate in and collaborate with activities organized by the Residential Life Department
  • Willingness to have an “open door policy” (with appropriate boundaries) in order to foster social interaction between SAMs and participants
  • Participate in community building activities both on and off the residence hall floor
  • Become familiar with community members
  • Interact frequently with small group members (beyond small group meetings) throughout the academic year to ensure student engagement
  1. Major Responsibility: Welcome and mentor incoming students through their first year at Oklahoma State University.


  • Serve as key resource to assist the PETEProject students to engage in academic, extracurricular, professional and social activities that promote personal growth and development
  • Become knowledgeable about resources at OSU, Human Sciences and Residential Life
  • Research and inform members of community about campus opportunities
  • Facilitate a system of accountability for students to achieve goals, not just related to the PETEProject but also goals associated with undergraduate success
  • Be visible in the College of Human Sciences and West Commons as a ready resource
  • Promote participant development by encouraging attendance and involvement in extra-curricular activities
  1. Major Responsibility: Actively engage participants as apositive role model


  • Exhibit a positive attitude about OSU, Human Sciences, Residential Life and the PETEProject
  • Model behavior that is aligned with rules and regulations outlined by OSU (including the Student Code of Conduct) and The PETEProject
  • Consistently model professional and responsible behavior, including attending classes, exhibiting excellent study habits and effective time management strategies, as well as respect for leadership and other students
  1. Major Responsibility: Express a willingness to share experiences and support participants by enthusiastically leading small groups and participating in big group meetings.


  • Lead and facilitate discussion on assigned topics in bi-weekly (or as scheduled) small group meetings
  • Fully and actively participate in group discussions and activities during big meetings
  • Share personal experiences to foster social engagement and academic achievement among The PETE Project participants
  • Promote participant development by encouraging attendance and involvement in meetings and trainings hosted by The PETEProject coordinator
  1. Major Responsibility: Fulfill Leadership Responsibilities of SAM Position


  • Serve as officer of ThePETE Projectstudent organization
  • Attend PETEProject bi-weekly (or as scheduled)leadership meetings
  • Fully participate in the PETEProject SAM training
  • Attend relevant training, seminars and programs to promote personal growth, self-awareness, career preparation, professional growth, leadership skills and other opportunities to enable better skills to enhance your PETEProject SAM experience

Student Academic Mentor Application for The PETE Project

First Name:MI:Last Name:


Cell Phone:(____)

Major:Option (as applicable):

Minor:# of Hours Completed by End of Fall 2017:

OSU Cumulative GPA:Expected GraduationSemester:

Are you or have you been a participant in The PETE Project? ___ Yes ___ No

Expected Involvement for 2018-2019Academic Year

For the 2018-2019 academic year, please list activities to which you have committed (or plan to commit) your time. Include university, college, departmental, community involvement and other service activities.

Activity/ClubLeadership Role

Do you plan to be employed (on- or off-campus) during the 2018-2019 academic year?

If so, how many hours: Anticipated Employer:

Additional Comments:______

List and describe any examples when you have facilitated a small group:

Statement of Interest

Why are you interested in serving as a Student Academic Mentor for The PETE Project?What strengths will assist you in your role as a SAM? (Do not exceed 250 words.)

Demonstration of Initiative

Please share when you have demonstrated initiative. (Do not exceed 250 words.)

Reflection on Leadership

What leadership experience have you grown from the most? (Do not exceed 250 words.)

Personal Commitment

If selected to be a Human Sciences Student Academic Mentor (SAM), I agree to:

  • Make serving as a Mentor for The PETE Projecta priority
  • Serve as a positive role model for other students
  • Abide by The PETE ProjectStudent Academic Mentor expectations
  • Actively participate in the events, functions and meetings
  • Attend and leadsmall group meetings of my assignedgroup as scheduled

Applicant SignatureDate

Submit your application with a copy of your current collegiate resume via:

(a) hard copy to the Patricia Kain Knaub Center for Student Success, 101 Human Sciences, Stillwater, OK 74078.


(b) email as attached PDF files (with original signature) to Scott King, ThePETE Project Coordinator, .

Review of applications will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Applicants selected for interviews will be notified the week of February 5with interviews over the next two weeks.

All applications must be received no later than

8:00 am on Monday, February 5 for consideration.

Feel free to visit with The PETE Project Coordinator about any questions or hesitations you may have about applying for these positions.

Scott King

or 405-744-9386 or 101 Human Sciences