Being a Peer Mentor provides established ESU students the opportunity to; build close relationships with new students; develop leadership skills; guide new students through their first year; give back to the ESU community through their time and service, and help develop the next group of campus leaders.
- Be a rising sophomore, junior or senior
- Be in good academic and student conduct standing
- Have a minimum 2.70 cumulative GPA
- Be willing to learn and share information about the ESU College community, student life, and campus resources
- Demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills
- Have a genuine desire to help their peers succeed
- Demonstrate leadership potential
- Be self-motivated with a positive attitude
- Display a willingness to learn about different cultures
Expectations of the Peer Mentor are:
- Attend assigned First Year Experience course each meeting time.
- Maintain individual mentor hours.
- Set positive examples for others in personal, academic, and social behavior.
- Work with instructor of FYE course to provide direct support to the course (can include but not limited to: assist with keeping track of student assignments; proposing topics of discussion that emerge as relevant to students; implementing study groups; speaking up throughout the course whenever they can to add an experienced student’s unique perspective to the discussion; checking in with any student who is not in class to be sure he or she is ok and to catch the student up on assignments; creating an FYE texting system; finding class material (editorials, videos, etc.) that they feel would appeal to students’ interest; aid the professor in keeping up to date with social media content; sharing mentor reports.
- Become acquainted with all students in their group and other new students and establish positive relationships.
- Be aware of student’s attitudes and be sensitive to individual as well as group needs.
- Encourage a sense of individual responsibility.
- Be knowledgeable about on and off-campus services for appropriate referral.
- Show interest and encourage others to participate in and attend various college events.
- Promote student interaction.
- Complete all of the Peer Mentor training sessions, in-services, meetings, program components with your group, and attend all Warrior Induction Weekend programs and events, including reports, attendance, meeting summaries, and other assigned paperwork in a timely manner as communicated by supervisors.
- Keep track of which students attend events and programs.