Peer Mentor Program

The goal of the Peer Mentor Program is to provide an oppurtunity for new first year students to connect with a undergraduate student who has completed at least one year at Stevens. Peer Mentors can assist new students in their academic transition from high school to college. The mentoring process can provides new students with the information, support and encouragement they need to be successful at Stevens.

Benefits of Being a Peer Mentor

  • Assist new students in making a healthy transition to Stevens
  • Develop improved communication and crisis intervention skills, and gain an increased awareness of diversity
  • Gain experience for future student leadership and professional opportunities
  • Early move-in for those living on campus

Responsibilities of a Peer Mentor

  • Mentor a small group of students (your "mentees") individually during the academic year, most or all of whom will have the same Faculty Advisor and the major as the mentor.
  • Contact your mentees at the start of Fall semester and periodically throughout the semester/year, acting as a reliable resource/referral agent and providing relevant information
  • Attend Peer Mentor Training and Meet Your Peer Mentor  (event part of Freshmen Orientation) both tentatively scheduled for Thursday, August 27
  • Plan activities with mentees
  • Contact mentees at the start of the Spring semester

Qualifications of a Peer Mentor

  • Knowledgeable about the Stevens community
  • Personable, flexible, and considerate of the needs of new students
  • Have at least an 2.5 grade point average
  • Must NOT be on Coop during the fall semester