Peer Mentoring Program
The Peer Mentoring Program offered through the Office of Student Life and Leadership (specifically Multicultural Programs and Orientation & New Student Programs) assists first-generation, first-year college students from traditionally underserved and underrepresented backgrounds succeed during their first semester at CSUSM and beyond by connecting them with peers, faculty/staff, and campus resources. Priority consideration is given to students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college. Transfer students are not eligible for the program.
Current students are selected as Peer Mentors and paired with incoming students to help with the transition to college life from high school. Mentors share their experiences at CSUSM with their mentees as well as help them get involved on campus, meet people, remind them of deadlines, and get acquainted with the campus. They are a friendly face and point of contact during the first year.
Applications to be a mentee for 2015-2016 Peer Mentoring Program are now open and due on June 30, 2015. Notifications will be sent out by early July about status in the program.
To learn more about the program as well as the Responsibilities and Requirements of Peer Mentors and Peer Mentees please download the appropriate informational brochure.
For more information, contact:
Univesity Student Union 3400