Student success peer mentors are junior and senior students who have a passion for assisting fellow Lumberjacks in navigating the university and learning about co-curricular involvement. As role models for others in striving for excellence and upholding The SFA Way, peer mentors provide support and guidance to each student they serve.
They also introduce students to opportunities for networking and growth in the students' areas of interest as well as assist in connecting students with campus and community resources and services. Mentors are dedicated to your success and integration into the Lumberjack community.
Requesting a peer mentor
To request a peer mentor, complete the online Peer Mentor Request Form. You'll be contacted and matched with a peer mentor who has similar interests and/or a related career focus.
As a mentee, begin exploring your areas of improvement, academic and social goals, and long-term career goals as well as ways a mentor can enhance your college experience.
Come prepared to your regular meetings with your peer mentor and be ready to discuss opportunities and challenges. The mutual relationship is based on your commitment to succeed in college and your peer mentor is excited to help you honor that commitment!
Mentoring attendance policy
The benefits you gain from your mentoring sessions depend on the amount of effort you put into your sessions.
Therefore, if you arrive later than 10 minutes to two or more of your mentoring sessions, or if you miss two or more of your mentoring sessions, your spot for mentoring will be moved to an alternate status.
Becoming a peer mentor
While helping students learn how to navigate college, peer mentors gain skills that will transfer beyond college into their professional careers. If you're interested in guiding other Lumberjacks toward success, consider the opportunity of becoming a peer mentor.
Peer mentors must:
- be work-study eligible
- be junior or senior students
- have a minimum 2.75 GPA
- and showcase a high level of integrity, care and commitment to the university and your academic endeavors.
Peer mentors are responsible for overseeing eight to 10 mentees. As a peer mentor, you'll be required to meet with each mentee individually once per week for an hour. In addition to the mentoring sessions, you'll be required to attend all mentor socials as well as weekly meetings scheduled by the peer mentor coordinator.
Be sure to apply for work-study, when available. Work-study positions are part-time jobs are federally funded opportunities on-campus designed to help cover costs associated with your educational expenses. If you're interested in the federal work-study program, you will need to answer "yes" to question 31 on your FAFSA. Visit SFA's Applying for Aid page to learn more.
Apply online today to become a peer mentor!