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Peer Mentors

First-Year & Transition Programs is currently accepting applications for the First-Year Experience (FYE) Peer Mentor Program. Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year can be found here.
For more information about the Peer Mentor program, please read below or contact Chris Hein at chein@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:

  • Serve as a mentor to first-year students enrolled in a FLC
  • Assist GSU 1010 instructors with the incorporation of co-curricular activities
  • Support the academic success of first-year students
  • Connect students to faculty, academic advisors, staff, and University resources
  • 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
  • Represent First-Year & Transition Programs at campus events

Responsibilities of Peer Mentors:

  • Commit an average of 4-5 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 Mentor meetings and training
  • Contribute to and participate in the overall mission of the Freshman Learning Community program

Benefits:

  • Volunteer Service
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Leadership development

Questions:

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