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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

Contact Us

The Department of Academic Enrichment and Learning (DAEL) provides the diverse student population of ESU with support, opportunities and academic programs to enhance engagement; to support transition to the university; to encourage life-long learning; and to foster academic achievement and degree completion.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Rosenkrans East
Phone:
(570) 422-6700
Fax:
(570) 422-3898 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Assistant Professor/Department Chair
Name
Kelly L. McKenzie
Phone:
(570) 422-6700