Student Involvement

What is a Peer Mentor?

Peer Mentors serve as leaders and role models for a group of first-year students in a specified First Year Experience section.  The Peer Mentors are responsible for helping to make their groups’ First Year Experience meaningful, fun, educational and informational by facilitating intentional conversations in the classroom and positive social interactions outside of the classroom.

Responsibilities of a Peer Mentor

  1. Attend a specified First Year Experience class section during fall 2018 to serve as an advocate for the interests, needs, and rights of first-year student’s while maintaining appropriate relationships and the highest level of confidentiality.
  2. Commit six -eight hours per week to the Peer Mentor program serving as a mentor for academic, co-curricular, and mentorship involvement.

a.  2 hours: FYE course section

b.  2 hours: Office/Study hours

c.  1 hour: weekly meetings

d.  1 hour: FYE Activity menu participation

e.  1-2 hours mentoring outside of class, facilitating event menu activities

3.  Compose Journal of Experiences and serve as a liaison for student feedback to FYE instructor.

4.  Teach one or two classes, to be picked and organized in conjunction with FYE course instructor.

5.  Serve as a role model of positive behavior, representing the University with pride while respecting the dignity of all.

Requirements of a Peer Mentor

  1. Necessary personal characteristics for this position include: knowledge of campus resources, connectedness to and involvement on campus, appreciation of diversity, maturity, approachability, dependability, flexibility, good communication skills, willingness and ability to model appropriate behavior, maintain confidentiality, and mentor first year students.
  2. Hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 with the most recent semester GPA being no lower than a 2.5.
  3. Sophomore or above standing as of Fall 2018.
  4. Adherence to the Student Code of Conduct.
  5. Interest in working as a teaching-team member with a First Year Experience instructor.

Position Compensation

Possible work study funding or up to 3 academic credits (this must be discussed with your advisor).

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Applications are due Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.

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