Peer Mentors are responsible for helping to make their students’ first year meaningful, fun, and informative by facilitating intentional conversations and positive social interactions inside and outside of the classroom. Peer Mentors are paired with Orientation Team (O-Team) Leaders to guide their group through Welcome Week and continue to serve as role models, as they team up with FYE Instructors, to lead students through the first ten weeks of school in a LAS100: First-Year Seminar section.
Peer Mentors are required to take LAS 260: Leadership and Mentoring during the winter semester to learn more about developing leadership skills and how they can best support first-year students.
Minimum Requirements:• Necessary personal characteristics for this position include knowledge of campus resources, connection to and involvement with a campus, appreciation of diversity, maturity, dependability, flexibility, good communication skills, willingness and ability to model appropriate behavior, maintain confidentiality, and mentor first-year students.• Hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 with the most recent semester GPA being no lower than a 2.5• Adherence to the Saints Guide and Student Code of Conduct• Interest in working as a co-facilitator with a First Year Experience Instructor• Must attend interview process on Sunday November 4th, 2018 from 9 am – 1 pm.• Completion of the Leadership and Mentoring class (LAS260), offered WI 2018 on WF 11:00 am - 12:15 pm• Must be available for all of Peer Mentor training during the Winter semester and summer before the fall semester and Freshmen Welcome Week.
All fields must be complete. Failure to answer all sections will result in application denial.