Stephen F. Austin State University

Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors

The Student Success Peer Mentors are upperclassmen students who have a passion for assisting other Lumberjacks through their college enrollment. Peer Mentors assist students in navigating the university, learning about co-curricular involvement, and providing support and guidance to each student they serve. The Student Success Center Peer Mentors serve as role models for other students in striving for excellence and upholding The SFA Way.
The mentoring experience is a mutually beneficial relationship providing support and opportunities for networking and growth in a student's area of interest. Peer Mentors also assist in connecting students to campus and community resources and services. Mentors are dedicated to your success and integration into the Lumberjack community.

How to Become a Peer Mentor

Are you interested in guiding other Lumberjacks towards success? If so, becoming a Peer Mentor might be an opportunity you would want to pursue! Peer Mentors must be upperclassmen students with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA who showcase a high level of integrity, care, and commitment to the university and their academic endeavors.
Peer Mentors are responsible for overseeing between 8 to 10 mentees. As a Peer Mentor, you would be required to meet with each mentee individually once per week for an hour. In addition to the mentoring sessions, Peer Mentors are required to attend all Mentor Socials, as well as weekly meetings coordinated by the Peer Mentor Coordinator.
If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please complete the Peer Mentor Interest Form and you will be contacted by the Peer Mentor Coordinator.

How can I request a Peer Mentor?

Students are able to request a Peer Mentor by completing the Mentor Request Form. The student will then be contacted by the Peer Mentor Coordinator and matched to a Peer Mentor with similar interests and/or career focus.
Mentees bring a wealth of experiences and opportunities for growth to the relationship. As a mentee, begin exploring your areas of improvement, academic and social goals, long-term career goals, and ways a mentor can enhance your college experience. As you meet regularly with your Peer Mentor, plan to come prepared to your meetings and be ready in discussing opportunities and challenges. The mutual relationship is based on your commitment to succeed in college and the Student Success Peer Mentors are excited to help you get there!

Mentoring Attendance Policy

As mentoring is an excellent opportunity for you to gauge assistance from a successful peer, please remember that the effort you put into your mentoring sessions is what you will get out of the program. Therefore, if you arrive later than 10 minutes to 2 or more of your mentoring sessions or if you miss 2 or more of your mentoring sessions, then your spot for mentoring will be moved as an alternate status.