Peer Mentors


Peer mentors go by different names depending on the LC: peer mentor, sophomore advisor, community leader, section leader, etc. No matter what their official title, peer mentors are essential to the learning community experience.
Students can expect peer mentors to
  • listen
  • share their campus knowledge
  • help them determine options 
  • connect them with campus or community resources
  • communicate frequently
  • teach them about new things
Mentors can expect students to
  • respond to communications
  • participate fully in class or at events
  • ask questions
  • respect their time
  • have fun
  • let them know when they need help
  • teach them about new things

Camp Mentor

The culmination of training for peer mentors in Century Scholars, GTF Scholars, FOCUS and Ignite learning communities and executive committee members for ACREW and ASPIRE, Camp Mentor occurs the week before campus move-in.

Camp Mentor starts on campus and concludes at an off-site retreat center on the third day. Camp Mentor peer leaders refresh their knowledge of academic coaching, community-building, student transition issues, and group dynamics. During planning sessions, each LC finalizes the calendar for the year, prepares for Howdy Week events, and gets ready for the first week of classes.