Each TRiO student is assigned a Peer Mentor. The primary role of the Peer Mentor is to meet one-on-one with their mentees, guiding them along their college journey to "success." The mentor will follow up with each student in the following areas: Academic Support; Personal Support; Financial Literacy; and Career/Major Choices. We especially encourage first year students to meet with their Peer Mentor at least twice throughout the semester. This supports the transition process and helps students work toward the TRiO scholarship.
Junior, Communications Major from NY
Sophomore, Dietetics Major from PA
Junior, Special Education Major from OH
The primary role of the Mentor Leader is to meet with the Peer Mentors in order to guide and facilitate their development as student leaders. The Mentor Leader will follow up with each Peer Mentor in the following areas: Student Advocacy; Ethical Development; Attitudes and Behaviors; and Practical Application of Training.
Senior, Computer Information Science Major from PA
Peer mentors are students who have successfully made the transition to the college environment and who can provide other students with advice on adapting to the shift in social and academic expectations at the college level. Mentors strive to develop a relationship of guidance, instruction, support, and advice with peers through the intention of providing them with friendship and valuable lifelong skills and habits. A successful mentor will have a sincere desire to further the success of his/her mentees by being caring, honest, supportive, and available.The anticipated outcome of the peer mentor program is that students will develop meaningful connections within the university community to achieve educational, social and personal goals, participate in opportunities, and strive academically, socially, and personally.
1. Discuss what it means to be successful in college, as defined by the student.
2. IdentifyTRiO workshops and activities, which contribute to student success in college, as defined by the student.
3. Identify resources available on campus, which support academic performance and personal growth (i.e. Learning Center, Counseling Center, Financial Aid, Registrar, Residence Life, Career Center, etc.).
4. Demonstrate how to navigate the University website in order to access important student information on Web Advisor, D2L, Mounties Email, TutorTrac, MyMansfield, the MU One Card System, and E-time, as applicable.
5. Demonstrate how to schedule appointments with tutors and peer mentors via TutorTrac.
6. Examine relationships with friends, family, professors, and advisors and discuss ways in which these relationships can be strengthened.
7. Appreciate the support of the peer mentor program with feedback through the peer mentor satisfaction survey.