Peer Mentor Program

Mentoring is a one-on-one relationship between a second-year student (mentor) and a first-year student (mentee). Being a mentor offers a great opportunity to develop leadership and communication skills.

Be a Peer Mentor!

To be a Peer Mentor, you must:

  1. Be a sophomore status (2nd year student) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  2. Have completed all courses from the previous term with a grade of "C" or higher
  3. Be available to serve in the upcoming Summer and Fall terms
  4. Be able to maintain confidentiality
  5. Attend all trainings and events (dates are indicated on application)
  6. Preference will be given to qualified Densch scholars & first generation in college students (neither parent has earned a four-year Bachelor's degree)

How to Apply

Peer Mentor applications are due March 28, 2019.


Selected Peer Mentors will serve April through December (training begins in the Spring term and mentoring in the Fall Term).

To apply for the Peer Mentor Program, you must:

  1. Complete the Peer Mentor Application
  2. Attach your responses to the short essay prompts indicated on the application
  3. Submit 1 reference letter using the Reference Form included in the application

If selected for an interview, applicants will be notified via email or phone. We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

I Want A Mentor

The peer mentor request form is available in late August through through early October each Fall semester.

If you are matched with a Peer Mentor, you will be required to actively participate for the duration of the term of your request (1 term). You will be required to communicate with your Peer Mentor a minimum of twice per month.

*Please note that Peer Mentors may only be available during the Fall term and matches are not guaranteed based on availability of mentors and scheduling.

For Current Peer Mentors and Mentees

The First-Generation Freshmen Office would like to know about your experience with the Peer Mentor Program as a mentor or a mentee!

Please complete the form below to share your feedback. Your responses will help us see what you have most enjoyed about the program and what areas may need improvement.

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