Founded in 2016, the Peer Mentor Program’s mission is to help first-years, sophomores, and transfer students have a smooth transition to life on campus. After completing a personal survey, interested students will be matched up with a trained mentor with similar goals. The mentor’s role is to answer academic and social questions, provide resources about the campus community, and be a friendly face.
What are some things a peer mentor can help you with?
- Helping you initiate conversations with academic advisors and other professionals on campus so you can learn more about your academic and extra curricular interests.
- Introducing you to fun events at St. Lawrence and the Canton area (including alternatives to partying).
- Helping to connect you to communities beyond your FYP, including new clubs, organizations, and volunteer opportunities on campus.
- Answering questions about the culture and traditions of St. Lawrence University.
- Telling you stories about successes and lessons learned while at St. Lawrence University.
- Modeling strategies and habits that have helped them be successful in college.
- Discussing “hands-on” ways with you to learn and get involved at St. Lawrence and pursue engaged learning opportunities (like study abroad, community-based learning, academic internships, and faculty-sponsored research)
Join the program. It’s fun. It’s free. We can’t wait to hear from you!