HC Ally

About HC Ally

The Honors College Experience is a four year journey of community engagement, academic exploration, intentional service, leadership, and a network of support from year one, to graduation, and for life. HC Ally is a central organization in bringing together the Four-Year Experience through building personal relationships among students. HC Ally Mentors are trained in socially responsible leadership providing them with skills and knowledge that will help them mentor their HC first-year mentees, as well as lead and serve in professional and student group endeavors throughout their college years and beyond. Your HC Ally family helps connect you to the diverse Honors College network through structured and point mentorship as well as annual HC traditions.

HC Ally is a mentoring program in which experienced Honors College students work with first-year Honors College students to help guide them through their transition into college and prepare them for success. This program supplements the Changemaking Mentor program and provides first-year students with more personalized mentoring from experienced Honors College peers. HC Ally pairs groups of Honors College first-year students with experienced Honors College students with similar majors, schools, or career goals. By participating in these groups, first-year students will gain insight into navigating the social, extracurricular, and academic areas of college life. Through mentorship experiences, teambuilding events, and workshops we help foster curiosity, knowledge, and purpose in students.

Mission Statement

The goal of HC Ally is to provide Honors College first year students with help and guidance in areas ranging from academics to the social experience of Rutgers. Although this is an Honors College program, HC Ally looks to aid first year students during their time at Rutgers as a whole. We are committed to helping improve the experience of first year students, as well as providing a leadership opportunity for upper-class students. In addition to these goals, we would like to help build a stronger connection between the different years of the Honors College and foster these relationships and friendships.

Application

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HC Ally Mentors bring a variety of experiences to their roles and provide support for their community members.  Our leaders represent the diversity of Rutgers and demonstrate to Honors College students that they are welcome in our communities.  Throughout their tenure, mentors exemplify the following characteristics:

·         Serving as role models in their communities
·         Providing meaningful programs for fellow Honors College students
·         Developing communities that encourage academic and personal growth                              
·         Collaborating with peers to provide a cohesive Honors College experience

The Honors College community is changing. Thus, to properly reflect this positive shift occurring in the Honor College community, we are searching for a diverse array of student leaders who are committed to participating in these changes, and who are willing to serve as HC Ally mentors for the 2021-22 academic year.
 
This is a volunteer position from August 2021-May 2022. HC Ally student leaders receive direct and specialized training and mentoring from our professional staff members and selected student leaders, as well as 15 HC Serves hours for a full year of mentoring. All student leaders will also help to build a holistic four-year experience through a family structure with mentees, Mentors, and Senior Mentors.

Applications to be a member of the HC Ally leadership team are available now.

Meet Our HC Ally

 

Asha Bezwada

Asha Bezwada

President

Jarin-Atu Aminu

Jarin-Atu Aminu

Vice President of Event Planning

Libby Helfant

Libby Helfant

Vice President of Mentor Development

Michelle He

Michelle He

Technology Coordinator

 

Contact HC Ally

 

For questions, concerns, and comments, please contact HC Ally at ruhcally@gmail.com.