Kupita/Transiciones Student Leadership Opportunities

Students have the opportunity to serve in two different capacities: K/T Mentor or K/T Navigator

WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Short answer, ANY CURRENT KSU STUDENT
  • Current KT student leaders (returning mentors and navigators who are interested still need to complete an application)
  • Students from KT 2021, 2020, 2019 are welcome to apply but this is not a requirement to be a student leader
  • Students who did NOT participate in K/T (student leaders do not have to be participants in KT to apply)
  • Current PLTC students or those who are not in PLTC because PLTC is not a requirement
  • Other student leaders: Resident Aides, Student Success Leaders, USG Board members, etc. (we work with all training schedules for other leadership roles to avoid conflicts)

WHY SHOULD I APPLY?

  • SMC Swag (we know y’all love the SMC sweatshirts!) 😉
  • Access to resources; scholarships, SMC LLC Space, faculty and staff mentors
  • Acceptance into the SMC Leadership Institute
  • Build a community with other student leaders and SMC Staff
  • Help welcome incoming first-year students into their KSU experience

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

Mentors

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA  
  • Start fall 2022 as a junior, senior or sophomores complete the PLTC course
  • Complete the application

Navigators

 

Questions contact SMC@kent.edu

KT Mentors at the 2016 Kupita/Transiciones BBQ

MENTORS

Serve as a mentor to first-year students for the entirety of the four-day orientation and throughout the school year. K/T mentors are awarded a stipend as a part of their successful involvement in this program.

To become a K/T Mentor a student must:

  • Be a rising Junior or Senior (or successfully completed or enrolled in the Peer Leader Training Course).

  •  Have a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

  • Complete the K/T Mentor Application.

K/T Mentor Application

 

 

KT Guide holding a sign-2016

Navigators

Provide logistical support for the four-day orientation to ensure first-year student success for the duration of the program.

 

To become a K/T Navigator a student must:

  •  Be a rising Sophomore, Junior or Senior.

  • Have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

  • Complete the K/T Navigator Application

K/T Navigator Application

 

K/T Student Leadership Timeline 2022

The application process opens Friday, October 1 and closes on Monday, Feburary 28.
  • K/T Mentor Interviews: Virtual via video submissions 
  • Selection of Kupita/Transiciones Mentors and Navigators: Monday, April 4
  • SMC Leadership Institute Meeting: Monday, April 18, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm or Thursday, April 21, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
  • SMC Leadership Institute Kick Off: Saturday, April 30 9:00am-3:00pm
  • SMC Leadership Institute: August 14- 17, 2022
  • Kupita/Transiciones Orientation Program: August 17- 21, 2022

INFORMATION/QUESTIONS

If you need any additional information or have any questions, please contact the Student Multicultural Center at (330) 672-3560 or via e-mail at STUDENT_MULTICULTURAL_CENTER@kent.edu