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Peer Mentors

The Office of Undergraduate Studies is not currently accepting applications for the First-Year Experience (FYE) Peer Mentor Program. Applications for next semester will be made available starting August 31, 2015. 
For more information about the Peer Mentor program, please contact Chris Hein at peermentors@gsu.edu.

Purpose:

The First-Year Experience Peer Mentor Program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate students to serve in a mentorship capacity to all first-year students enrolled in the Freshman Learning Community (FLC) Program.

Role and goals of Peer Mentors:

  • Represent First-Year Programs and the Office of Undergraduate Studies at campus events
  • Support academic success of first-year students
  • Serve as a mentor to first-year students enrolled in a FLC
  • Connect students to faculty, academic advisors, staff, and University resources
  • Assist GSU 1010 instructors with the incorporation of co-curricular activities
  • Aid in the overall transition of first-year students into the GSU community
  • Encourage involvement in University organizations and campus events
  • Foster “ownership” in the collegiate experience

Responsibilities of Peer Mentors:

  • Commit an average of 8-10 hours weekly to the peer mentor position
  • Attend every GSU 1010 class meeting in the fall
  • Participate in the required co-curricular events associated with the FLC program including but not limited to Convocation, Welcome Week events, community service projects, academic success workshops and other designated events
  • Complete ConNEXTion reports for each of your mentees to ensure a successful transition to college and engagement with the Georgia State community
  • Promote weekly social and academic event for FLC students
  • Attend required Peer Leader meetings and training
  • Contribute to and participate in the overall mission of the Freshman Learning Community program
  • Assist in the facilitation of financial literacy programs in the spring
  • Promote the early completion of the FAFSA during the spring semester

Benefits:

  • Volunteer Service
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Leadership development

Questions:

  • Contact Chris Hein at peermentors@gsu.edu
  • Call the Office of Undergraduate Studies at 404/413-2052