Veterans Resource Center

Become a Peer Mentor

Veterans Resource Center Peer Mentor Program (PMP)

Congratulations! You are making the first step in learning more about the VRC Peer Mentor Program.  We imagine you have a few questions about the program and how to become a mentor so below is some information to get you started.

What is it?   If you are interested in connecting one-on-one with a first year student veteran or military-connected student to help guide them through their academic experience, this program is a great fit for you.  We pair students based on their interests, needs, and career aspirations.

How does it work? The mentee (student requesting the support) will meet with a mentor (2nd year or higher student veteran) at a minimum of once per month, in-person, online, or by phone, to discuss the mentee’s academic progress, answer questions, and discuss ways to connect with campus, organizations, employment opportunities, and other resources.

Why should I participate? Studies show when students receive additional support from their peers, their progress increases in the academic setting.  Peer mentoring not only helps in academics, but it also assists in overall health.  Studies also show when we participate in giving back to our community, we feel better about ourselves and further develop our since of purpose and leadership potential, which will apply to the career setting post-graduation.  Whether it be staying connected to a student mentee for social support, touching base monthly to help answer questions, or giving motivational support during those challenging times of the semester – the VRC Peer Mentoring Program is here to help you be successful.

Benefits of becoming a peer mentor

  • Satisfaction in helping your fellow brothers and sisters navigate through their academic journey
  • Receive training in motivational interviewing, learn about on-campus and off-campus resources
  • Build your resume (employers also care about what you did in college, not just your GPA)
  • Qualify for letter of recommendations from the Veterans Resource Center director
  • Opportunity to receive stipend funding (ask about VA Work-Study benefit)

Please complete the form below and someone from the Veterans Resource Center will follow up with you to discuss further.

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