CICCE Student Leadership Positions

This application will be used to fill three of our four student leader positions: iTeam member, MOST Mentor, and CONNECT Mentor. Applicants can apply to multiple positions. We are not accepting applications for AAMERG Ambassadors at this time. 

Requirements:

To be considered for selection for a CICCE Student Leadership Position, a candidate must be a full-time, rising sophomore, junior or senior at The University of Mississippi, Oxford campus. Candidates must have a minimum of 2.5 cumulative grade point average and be in good academic and disciplinary standing. Candidates must also participate in all required training sessions.

In addition to completing the Online Application, the following items are due to the CICCE by Thursday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

  1. A copy of your resume listing your extracurricular activities, community service, and offices held at the University. Include length of involvement and leadership roles for each activity.
  2. One online reference form that speaks to your character, work ethic and mentorship/leadership potential. If you are applying for the iTeam position, the form should also address your presentation/facilitation skills. The reference form should be completed by a University of Mississippif faculty or staff member. Please send the reference form to a faculty or staff member, inform them of the positon(s) you are applying for, and ask them to complete it no later than Thursday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

New applicants will answer the following essay questions:

  1. Why do you hope to hold a student leader position(s) for the Center for Inclusion & Cross Cultural Engagement?
  2. Describe a situation where you were had a positive influence on the actions of another or others.
  3. Tell us about your passion. How would you apply it to the student leader position(s)?

Returning MOST Mentors and UM Connect Mentors will respond to alternate questions.

  1. What has been your biggest accomplishment as a MOST Mentor and/or UM Connect leader?
  2. List some of your weaknesses, and how could you work to improve those weaknesses through the MOST Mentoring and/or UM Connect programs?
  3. What do you think is the purpose of the MOST Conference, and how would you contribute to that purpose as a MOST Mentor? (MOST only)

Important Dates:

Tuesday, February 27th : Online Application is Available!

Sunday, March 11th : Online Applications are due no later than 4:00 PM

March 19th-March 23rd : 1st Round Group Interviews in Stewart 129
Participants will be contacted to schedule interview time when online application is submitted.

March 22nd : Online Reference Form and Resume due no later than 4:00 PM

March 26th-March 29th : 2nd Round Individual Interviews in Stewart 129
Participation in the second round of interviews is by invitation only.

Friday, April 20th (3:00 PM-7:00 PM) : All selected candidates must attend the CICCE Student Leadership Retreat

A brief description of each position is listed below:

The Inclusion Team (iTeam) functions as a proactive educational advocacy group that promotes diversity and acceptance at The University of Mississippi. The iTeam will help develop and present educational workshops to promote the awareness, acceptance and necessity for diversity to fellow students. The Inclusion Team will also serve as a valuable resource for students, faculty, staff, and campus organizations.

The Mississippi Outreach to Scholastic Talent (MOST) Mentoring Program is a partnership with the MOST Conference. During the summer, the University hosts the MOST Conference for rising high school seniors. The goal of the summer conference is to expose prospective African American students to leadership activities, academic offerings, campus resources, faculty, staff, and student leaders. Following the conference, MOST Mentors will help to guide and support students through the admission process into the University of Mississippi and throughout their freshmen year. Participants are also invited back to campus to participate in a reunion event. The Summer 2017 Conference will be held July 15-17th.

UM CONNECT will match incoming freshmen of color (Latin American, Native American, African American, Asian American, and multi-racial) and first-generation students with an upperclassmen mentor. The program will serve as a vital component to the academic and personal success for students. Through e-mail, social media contacts, monthly scheduled events, and 1:1 meetings, CONNECT Mentors will provide additional support that enables students to complete their first year at the University and remain on a course toward graduation.

Questions:

Alexandria White, Assistant Director
P.O. Box 1848 / 129 Stewart Hall University, MS 38677
662.915.1689 / alex@olemiss.edu