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Application Process and Forms

Thank you for your interest the Commission for Women's Mentoring Program. Applications are currently closed for the 2017-18 year. 

The Penn State Commission for Women’s Mentoring Program will be accepting applications for mentees and mentors for the 2017–18 academic year beginning March 1, 2017 and lasting until March 31, 2017.

  • Mentor Application
  • Mentee Application

The mentoring program promotes professional and personal development for full-time Penn State faculty, exempt and nonexempt staff, and technical service employees by pairing mentees with mentors who can provide advice and resources to help them meet individual and specific professional goals such as career planning, job skills enhancement, and greater University involvement.

This includes:

  • Two hours working as a mentor/mentee pair (e.g., lunch meetings, e-mails, telephone conversations)
  • Two hours attending group mentoring activities. There are several of these programs scheduled throughout the year. Although attendance is not mandatory at these events, participants are encouraged to make every effort to attend.


 Note: Employees must be in good standing (as determined by the Office of Human Resources) to be considered for the mentor role. For University activities such as commissions and award programs, faculty or staff are considered to be in ‘good standing’ if they are meeting the expectations of their positions and have not been the recipient of recent discipline. Individuals should also exhibit qualities such as civility, collegiality, and a commitment to the overall success of their departments.

Additional information is available from the 2017-18 mentoring program committee co-chairs: Devin Ferraro () and Marianne Howell (