Criminal Justice Mentoring Center

Help is available for all Criminal Justice classes

Criminal Justice Mentoring Center

Gladfelter Hall, Room 544

Spring 2009 Hours

  • Monday: 8am - 12pm
  • Tuesday: 10am - 2pm
  • Wednesday: 8am - 2pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 11:30am; 12 - 1pm
  • Friday: 11am - 1pm


General rules

  • Please bring all your course materials with you (syllabus, notes, books, assignments, etc.) so that we may better assist you.
  • All exchanges between Mentors and students should be conducted in a professional manner.
  • Students must bring class materials (syllabus, notes, books, assignments, etc.).
  • If you are not sure about something, ask instead of fabricating information.
  • Books remain in the center and are not to be borrowed or loaned.
  • Cell phones must be placed on silent.
  • IPODS and other potential noisemakers are not allowed.
  • Students are limited to 10 hours of assistance per semester, unless otherwise requested by their professor.
  • Mentors who are sick or unable to cover their shift should notify someone who can hang a sign on the door at their earliest convenience.
  • Students who are working on papers and may need continuous assistance may use one of the computer stations during Center hours. Otherwise, the Center is not a study library.

What we do

  • Provide help with Criminal Justice courses or GenEd classes that involve Criminal Justice curriculum and are taught by Criminal Justice Faculty.
  • Professional assistance - Assist individuals who are interested in graduate school by offering advice on how to choose the right school and editing Curriculum Vitas and personal statements.
  • Help students who are writing papers by aiding in formatting, organization, editing, and topic brainstorming. Also, we will demonstrate how to find appropriate peer-reviewed articles for papers or projects.
  • Make referrals for appropriate campus services - such as the Disabilities office or Writing Center.

What we don't do

  • We will not do students' work or provide answers to homework or exams.
  • Mentors will not write papers for students.
  • Academic Advising.
  • Mediation between students and faculty members.
  • Participate in filing grievances or grade reconciliation.
  • Provide help on take-home exams.
  • Assist students in classes that they are not attending.
  • Provide extra review sessions for exams - this is up to professors and their TAs.
  • Help students study for professional admittance exams such as the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, etc.
  • Administer make-up exams given the possibility for exam material to be open discussion with other students seeking assistance in the center.