Mentors wanted for applied psychology course

The INSPYRE research lab, directed by Dr. Samantha Slade, is recruiting undergraduate mentors for a three-hour course in the fall 2023 semester.

Mentors spend lunch and recess with an elementary school student twice each week. In return, mentors receive three hours of course credit. Recruitment is open to students of any college or major.

Mentor requirements:

  • Pass a background check
  • Have reliable transportation to and from the elementary school
  • Have lunch availability from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at least twice a week
  • Be available for training at the beginning of the semester

The class, PSY 608 – Special Investigations, does not meet regularly like a traditional class. The student’s time spent mentoring takes the place of class time.

Mentors will receive training at the beginning of the course and a grade at the end based on attendance and completion of assignments.

For more information, contact the INSPYRE research lab at