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Peer Mentors

The Office of Undergraduate Studies is currently accepting applications for the 2014 First-Year Experience (FYE) Peer Mentor Program. Applications are available here (Word), here (PDF), or in the Office of Undergraduate Studies located in Sparks Hall, room 224. The application, including the recommendation form, is due Friday, February 14, 2014.

If you have any questions please contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies at 404/413-2052 or e-mail the FYE Peer Mentor program 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 10-12 hours weekly to the peer mentor position
  • Attend every GSU 1010 class meeting
  • 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 Connection reports for each of your mentees to ensure a successful transition to college and engagement with the GSU 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

Training and Professional Development:

  • Training during the week prior to the start of classes (August 20-22, 2014)
  • Monthly staff meetings

Salary and Benefits:

  • Volunteer Service or Federal Work Study/Panther Works funded
  • Professional development opportunities

Application:

  • Applications are available on this website (see above) or in the Office of Undergraduate Studies, 224 Sparks Hall
  • Application deadline is Friday, February 14, 2014

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