Through the Compass Mentoring Program, incoming first-year AHANA students can connect with upperclass mentors, develop friendships, and gain a strong sense of community as they navigate their first semester of college.
Completing your Compass journey
Establish your foundation
The virtual Opening Ceremony on September 11 focuses on bringing together all members of the Compass community to meet, bond, and kick off the program! The Opening Ceremony is the first requirement of the Compass Mentoring Program as you embark on this semester-long journey of “Finding Your Direction at BC.”
Secure a relationship
As the next part of your semester-long journey with Compass, you will secure a relationship by meeting 1:1 with your mentors. These meeting will be a casual opportunity to speak with your mentor about your fears, excitements, goals as you transition to Boston College, and more. Your mentors will schedule this meeting with you based on your availability. Additionally, you will also engage in random 1:1s with members of your small group to continue to build on relationships you form in your weekly group meetings!
Nurture your community
Mentees are required to participate in weekly small group meetings facilitated by their co-mentors for 12 weeks starting the week of Sept 12th. Time and date of these meetings will be determined by the small group and based on everyone's availability.
Widen your horizon
In order to help Mentees widen their horizon at BC, Compass participants are required to participate in at least two (2) of the semi large programming hosted by the program. For more information on when these programs are hosted, please visit the monthly program calendar at the bottom of the page. If on the bottom of the Compass logo you can indicate when the application will go live and close that would be great! Application will open on June1st and close on July 31st.
"I always had someone to talk to and felt like I had someone I could go to for help"
"I felt very supported! I was more connected to the AHANA+ community and given a fun little family!"
"The Compass Program allowed me to feel more at home on campus."
"I learned a lot about the changes to come, and it helped ease my concerns on said changes."
"It was a place where I could ask for advice on experiences that I was new to, and have honest conversations with my mentors about the realities, struggles, and successes one faces in college."