What is a peer mentor?
Peer mentors are undergraduate students that provide guidance to first-year and transfer students. A peer mentor is a role model in the areas of academic achievement and extra-curricular involvement at the University of San Diego and is instrumental in assisting new students become successful and integrated in all aspects of campus life.
- Be enrolled as a full-time student for at least one year prior to the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year.
- Have a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher.
- Have a sincere desire to help first-year and transfer students from underrepresented and underserved populations.
- Demonstrate strong leadership, communication and social skills.
- Be involved in the United Front Multicultural Center and its programs/events during the course of the mentoring period.
- Must enroll in the 1 unit LEAD 387P leadership seminar facilitated by UFMC staff. (Returning mentors are not required to take this class again.)
- Contact mentee before the semester begins.
- Meet with mentee during the Link Orientation BBQ and attend all other Link events.
- Make regular contact with your mentee.
- Attend trainings and mentor meetings.
- Provide mentees assistance with campus resources and suggest appropriate activities that will help mentees get connected to life at USD.
- Assist mentees with personal concerns such as adjustment issues, campus involvement, making friends, peer pressure, parking, wellness or any other issues that inhibit a smooth transition to USD.
- Introduce mentees to other USD students, faculty and staff.
- Attend United Front Multicultural Center and other University events with mentees.
How do I apply to be a peer mentor?
Peer mentor recruitment begins in February. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 21, 2014. Click here for more details and to download your mentor application.