PEER MENTORS

Students at Univesity of Providence

What is the Peer Mentor Program?

The Peer Mentor program is designed to assist first-year students in making a successful transition to college.

What is a Peer Mentor?

A Peer Mentor is a returning University of Providence student who volunteers to help first year students. Peer Mentors receive special training and guidance in addition to sharing their personal insights and advice. Peer Mentors are guides who help you navigate the campus, listen to your questions and direct you to resources that you may need during your first year.

Contact the Student Development Office for more information.

(406) 791-5308

Peer Mentor Job Description 2019-20 Academic Year

Due April 10, 2019

The University of Providence Peer Mentors serve to support and encourage new student success.  Through one-on-one and group meetings, a Peer Mentor will be a knowledgeable guide for new students. They are a thoughtful facilitator, who provides access to people and resources and are a role model and advocate.  Our Peer mentors will engage in healthy, encouraging, and fun programming for our incoming students.  We expect our Peer Mentors to introduce new students to the programming, academic and personal support our campus offers.  Peer Mentors can expect to be held to a high standard as student leaders on the University of Providence campus. Peer Mentors serve during orientation and the Fall semester.

Responsibilities  

  • Serve as an energetic and enthusiastic Mentor to help first-year students succeed at UP
  • Help facilitate and encourage participation in the COD co-curricular program
  • Plan, advertise, and run community building activities with your mentor group throughout the Fall semester
  • Participate in training, programs, and activities
  • Attend Peer Mentor meetings
  • Serve as a positive role model
  • Contribute to the COD classroom experience
  • Contact Mentees during the summer once they have registered
  • Contact Mentees throughout Fall semester in a coordinated effort to provide resources to and retain first-year students.

Qualifications      

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Attended UP for at least 1 semester
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to be a good academic and personal role model
  • Maximum credit load of 18 credits for the Fall semester 2019
  • Coach’s permission signature (if applicable)

Required

  • Attend Leadership Camp (May 6th to 8th)
  • Attend Pre-Orientation Training (August 16th to 20th)
  • Attend all of New Student Orientation (August 21st to 25th)
  • Coordinate events with your mentor group throughout the fall.
  • Participate in a coordinated effort to provide resources to and retain first-year students.
  • Maintain participant email list and provide information about UP activities and COD to all members through this list.
  • Help students become familiar with university resources; advise and refer residents to appropriate university resources, as the need arises.
  • Attend COD 101 class as required by instructor.
  • Attend a weekly meeting with Director of Student Engagement.
  • Meet individually with students once a month and submit monthly reports to the director.
  • Be available for formal and informal interaction with the students in the program.

Compensation

  • Peer Mentors will be paid for 30 hours during orientation and training.
  • Peer mentors will be employed as student workers.  They will be required to work 3 hours a week during the semester.
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  • If yes, coach must sign that you are free from team responsibilities during the dates of Training, orientation and camp and that you will be free to fully participate before you can be hired.