A Peer Mentor is an upper class student who serves as a resource and role model for first-year students. A Peer Mentor meets a required GPA of 2.8 and is involved in several organizations around campus. Peer Mentors serve as a liaison between the faculty member and the students and maintains and upholds the following roles and responsibilities.



  • Be a student liaison for the new first-year students.
  • Build a sense of academic community among a small group of first-year students.
  • Assist in planning the course syllabus as well as extracurricular activities.
  • Assist in the delivery of transitional issues from high school to college.
  • Assist in lectures, presentations, and other assignments in and out of class.
  • Assist in discussion of all syllabus topics, as well as take ownership of specific transitional syllabus topics.
  • Give opinions and responses to class discussions and topics.
  • Assist in making connections with RSOs and other campus resources and support services.
  • Be a resource for first-year students who have questions or concerns.



  • Attend UNIV 301 in spring semester and a training workshop in late summer.
  • Attend your assigned class section twice a week, during the first 8 weeks of the semester.
  • Meet weekly with your faculty instructor to discuss the upcoming class, any projects, or out of class meetings.
  • Hold out of class meetings, workshops, reading groups, or other activities.
  • Volunteer for various events throughout the semester with the FYS Office.



  • Beginning Fall 2023, Peer Mentors receive $900.00 in compensation over the course of the semester, with $100.00 extra for each year you serve as a Peer Mentor with a maximum stipend of $1100.00
  • Peer Mentors receive one-credit for attending and passing training class
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