TRiO Student Support Services

Peer Mentorship Program


The Peer Mentorship Program is designed to provide a supportive one-on-one relationship between a TRiO mentee and a TRiO mentor who provides empathy, encouragement, and empowerment to successfully achieve academic and personal goals. Peer mentoring promotes retention, encourages academic success, and fosters a sense of belonging to the campus community.

The role of a peer mentor

  • Provide valuable support that assists a mentee to successfully accomplish academic and personal goals

  • Be a sounding board for concerns and issues a mentee is experiencing

  • Provide information about campus services and resources available

Benefits and rewards of having a mentor

  • Receive encouragement and support to remain focused on and successful with goals

  • Gain insight into the college system and understanding of campus services and resources available

  • Increase self-confidence and independence

  • Confidentially discuss personal and interpersonal concerns

 If you are interested in participating in this program and are an active TRiO participant, please contact Heather McKnight.