COMPASS Mentee Information


What are the benefits of participating in COMPASS as a mentee?

            As mentees, students will be able to…

  • Get advice and guidance from a knowledgeable upperclassman also registered with ODS on classes, campus life, academic resources, and more;
  • Integrate more effectively into college life, both socially and academically, and feel more secure in their role as a college student with a disability;
  • Cultivate a trusting relationship with someone who can provide support, listen, and offer helpful insight on navigating college.

The more time and effort you invest in developing a relationship with your mentor, the more you will get out of participating in the program!

Who is eligible to be a mentee?

  • Mentees must be registered with ODS (Disability documentation received and approved by ODS at time of application)
  • Freshmen and sophomore students

How can I participate?

Complete a COMPASS mentee application by August 1st

Applications submitted after 8/1 or those without approved disability documentation will be added to a waitlist. 


Mentee responsibilities:

  • Attend the "Meet Your Match" Party at the end of August, prior to the start of classes
  • Communicate with mentor at least twice per month via text, email, or phone
  • Meet in-person or virtually with mentor at least once per month
  • Attend an individual check-in meeting with coordinator of COMPASS program
  • Notify coordinator of COMPASS program of any concerns with mentor


For more FAQ about the COMPASS Peer Mentor program, please visit the COMPASS homepage.



Contact Lauren Accola at or 414-288-1645.