Education for Life First Year Academic Initiatives

Become a Peer Mentor!

Serving as a Peer Mentor is a prime opportunity to assist incoming first-year students in their transition to the university while developing your leadership and community building skills. We invite you to expand your world with this unique opportunity!


  • Assist first-year students in their transition to university life throughout their first semester
  • Provide a positive connection between SCSU and new incoming students
  • Assist instructors in college transition courses (HONS 100 or COLL 150 and 110)
  • Provide support for other first year programs, as needed


  • Attend Spring retreat, Friday, April 19, 12-4pm
  • Complete all independent summer training exercises
  • Attend all Fall training the week of August 18 (exact schedule TBD)
  • Throughout the fall, at least one hour of in-class contact with your students each week
  • Outside of class contact with your students one-on-one and in small groups
  • Assisting faculty partners in support of class assignments
  • Work on average 6 hours a week


  • Be an undergraduate SCSU student.
  • A desire to learn about and explain aspects of university life.
  • Have completed a minimum of 24 credits by the end of the spring 2013 semester and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
  • A desire to positively represent SCSU in a professional manner
  • Confidence in public speaking and/or desire to develop presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and creatively problem solve with your peers


  • Peer Mentors earn an $800 stipend.
  • Develop peer leadership and community building skills.
  • Develop great working partnership with faculty.
  • Make a positive difference for first year students in their first semester.
  • Peer Mentors gain an amazing experience to include on their resume!

Application Process:

There are three steps to the application process:

  1. Complete and submit the online application.
  2. Request one reference using our reference form.
  3. Gayle R. Clark will contact you if you are selected for an interview to be held either Tuesday, January 29 or Thursday, January 31 from 3-5:00 p.m..

DEADLINE for all materials to be submitted (steps 1, 2 and 3):  Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Questions?  Contact Christine Metzo at or (320)308-5299