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.