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Mentorship Code of Conduct

As a mentor or mentee participating in the Student-Alumni Mentorship Program (StAMP), I acknowledge and agree to comply with the following program guidelines and components to make this experience as successful as possible:

  • StAMP is intended for official university use related to the program and for individual communication between UOIT mentees and mentors; use of any information contained therein for any other purpose is prohibited and constitutes misappropriation of university property.
  • Mentors and mentees understand they can only participate in the program after successful completion of the respective training for mentors and mentees. Mentors and mentees who have not actively participated in the program for more than two years will be required to complete the training again to remain in the program.
  • Mentors and mentees are not guaranteed to be matched with their preferred mentees and mentors. UOIT officials are not involved or responsible for the matching of mentors with mentees and vice-versa. Mentors and mentees are free to accept or refuse to initiate a mentorship relationship once they become eligible to participate in the program.
  • Mentors and mentees are expected to maintain professional conduct at all times during the term of the mentorship relationship, and agree to form mentoring relationships free from discrimination and harassment in all their forms.
  • Mentors and mentees should not disclose, share, duplicate or distribute their partner's personal information without his or her consent; unless otherwise agreed to, all information shared in the course of mentorship discussions shall remain strictly confidential.
  • Participants must ensure all communications and interactions are pursued at all times in a professional, business-like, respectful and civil manner, both in terms of content and tone; this is applicable to all forms of communication, e.g., email, phone, Skype or in-person contact.
  • Participants are expected to complete and adhere to program requirements, expectations and objectives, and to uphold these expectations unless they have notified the UOIT Alumni office that they are unable to do so.
  • This program is not intended to provide mentees with employment from mentors, and a mentee is not guaranteed introduction or access to his or her mentor's extended and professional network.
  • Participants agree to the collection and use of their personal information by UOIT for the purpose of co-ordinating StAMP. In accordance with Canadian privacy legislation, UOIT will not disclose, share, duplicate or distribute personal information beyond the express purpose of StAMP and UOIT record management.
  • Participants understand and agree that the personal information contained on the alumni directory for the purposes of co-ordinating StAMP will be visible to all mentors and mentees who are participating in the program.
  • Participants agree that UOIT may contact them directly with messages related to the StAMP program, provided that participants shall be permitted to withdraw this consent at any time by contacting alumni@uoit.ca.
  • Participants agree to act in good faith at all times and not to hold UOIT or other participants liable for any consequences that may arise through his or her participation in StAMP.
  • UOIT reserves the right to remove participants from StAMP at any time, without notice, and at its absolute discretion.
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