Peer Mentors

Working with a peer mentor is a great way to succeed in college. Peer mentors have your back. They’re students too, so they’re going through the same things you are. When you meet with a peer mentor, they can help you with the following:

  • Set goals and develop strategies to succeed in your classes
  • Improve time management and study skills
  • Expand educational and learning skills
  • Explore and connect to GateWay resources
  • Build a support network

GateWay Peer Mentors are students themselves and have had similar college experiences. Peer mentors guide students toward academic and personal success by identifying and explaining existing campus and community resources.

Peer Mentor Program

Depending on individual student needs, the Peer Mentor program provides support in a variety of ways:

  1. Students can call or email mentors for answers to specific questions.
  2. Students can meet with a Peer Mentor on a one-on-one basis to discuss important issues or challenges. These can be ongoing or one-time meetings.
  3. Students may even be referred by faculty to our Early Alert System where students will work with Peer Mentors to create a success plan to overcome barriers.  In this case, once the peer mentoring relationship is established, the student and Peer Mentor meet periodically to discuss student issues, including:
  • College life
  • Study skills
  • Time management
  • Campus involvement
  • Student services
  • Campus resources
  • Departmental Referrals
  • Community Resources

In addition to one-on-one meetings and phone/email support, Peer Mentors host workshops on topics ranging from Canvas Help to Scholarships, to help foster student engagement.

Make an Appointment

To meet with a Peer Mentor or get information about upcoming workshops, call 602.286.8178.

Interested in Becoming a Peer Mentor?

If you are interested in being a Peer Mentor you can visit the Career Center and submit your application.