Link Peer Mentoring

The Link Peer Mentoring program assists underrepresented and underserved first-year and transfer students with their college transition by pairing them with a peer mentors who establishes regular contact with their mentees to provide guidance, support and resources.  Participants will have the opportunity to: (1) learn about resources and opportunities at the University of San Diego (USD); (2) attend educational, cultural, and social events at USD and in the San Diego community; and (3) meet other students, faculty, and staff with similar experiences and backgrounds.  Peer mentors receive training and enroll in a one-unit course.

The program's goals are to:

  • Enhance retention among underrepresented and underserved student populations
  • Offer leadership opportunities
  • Provide resources and a support system for new students as they transition into USD's academic and student life
  • Inspire the development of friendships and community
  • Encourage student involvement in campus and community events

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Meet our Link Student Coordinators!

Lina and Benn

What do you love most about Link?

Lina Wallace: 

Link empowers students to foster a sense of community and belonging that is unique and validates every person's experience and story. We support, encourage, understand, and challenge one another to embrace our roles as leaders.

Benn Joyce:

Link focuses on building connections through differences to form a sense of family and campus community. Through embracing self-identity and recognizing vulnerability, students build confidence and develop an eagerness to stimulate change.

Contact Information

United Front Multicultural Center
Student Life Pavilion 418
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-2395

Office Hours

Office Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Center Hours: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.