Accessibility Mentorship Program
The Accessibility Mentorship Program (AMP) is a university-run group coordinated by staff and upper year students that provides an inclusive and welcoming community for participating students. The program operates out of a collaborative partnership between Accessible Education, formerly Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD), and the Transition, Leadership and Enrichment team in Student Experience. These teams aim to match engaged, motivated and staff trained upper-year mentors with new students who identify as having accessibility needs and are registered with Accessible Education. AMP Mentors provide academic and social support to offer a successful transition to university life, while being mindful of and sensitive to the unique needs of their mentees.
Sign up for an AMP Mentor!
You can now sign up for a Mentor for the 2019-2020 school year. New students who are interested in having a mentor must be referred by a staff in Accessible Education or Academic Support and Engagement and complete the AMP application form.
Having a mentor will allow students the opportunity to:
- Make connections with their mentor and other mentees at social events and organized study sessions throughout the school year
- Meet once/week with their mentor who will share with them valuable resources to ensure a smooth transition into university
- Learn about the multitude of services and support offered at Western that will help them to succeed academically
- Confidently and independently navigate their way – physically, emotionally, and academically – through their first year at Western
We will begin matching mentees with mentors in mid-August.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.