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Prospective Mentees

Apply for the 2016 Peer Mentoring Program

What is the Peer Mentoring Program?
The primary purpose of the Peer Mentoring program is to increase the retention rate of first-generation minority and underrepresented college students. Priority consideration is given to students who are the first in their immediate family to attend college and not participating in a CSUSM specialized program. 

How will the program benefit me?
First-year students who participate in the Peer Mentoring Program will be able to:

  • Describe how they are connected to the campus
  • Use the resources available to be successful at CSUSM
  • Explain effective strategies for achieving personal goals
  • Examine personal identity and develop a greater understanding of self

How are the Learning outcomes accomplished?
Mentors will:

  • Encourage intentional approaches to getting involved at CSUSM
  • Provide accountability and expectations
  • Connect you with CSUSM faculty and staff
  • Offer assistance based on the individual needs articulated by you


  • Complete a thoughtful application for the Peer Mentoring Program
  • Utilize Peer Mentors by tapping into their knowledge, passion, and experience
  • Meet with Peer Mentors in person
  • Be honest about your experiences on campus
  • Attend the Welcome BBQ on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 4:00PM-7:00PM
  • Participate in meetings/workshops throughout the Fall semester (Wednesdays; 4:00PM-5:00PM)
  • Attend the Semester-End Celebration on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 4:00PM-6:00PM

Attendance is a necessary part of being in the Peer Mentoring program. There is also a commitment to be a part of the program for the entire Fall Semester.

Applications to be a mentee for 2016-2017 Peer Mentoring Program are now closed.