UVU Mentor Courses

Below is a descriptive list of the current Student Leadership and Success Studies (SLSS) courses offered at Utah Valley University.

SLSS 1000: University Student Success

(3 credit hours)

Approximately 1,000 students take University Student Success each year. The purpose of this class is to help students increase their self-awareness, improve their critical thinking and study skills, and connect to their college campus. Most students have the opportunity to work with a mentor who helps them to achieve these course objectives. Students who are interested in becoming mentors are required to take this class.

SLSS 2200: Leadership Mentoring I

(3 credit hours)

Before applying to be a UVU Mentor, you must take SLSS 2200. This course introduces students to basic concepts of leadership and mentoring. This course also allows students to further develop their own self-awareness, critical thinking skills, and campus connections.

SLSS 2300: Leadership Mentoring II

(3 credit hours)

First semester mentors are required to enroll in SLSS 2300. This course is designed to hone their mentoring skills and to prepare them for the specific topics covered in SLSS 1000.

SLSS 240R: Leadership Mentoring Program

(2 credit hours)

After the first semester, all mentors are required to enroll in SLSS 240R. This is a practicum designed for accountability and ongoing skills assessment. Mentors submit weekly reflections and meet each week as a whole program to discuss relevant issues.