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Peer Mentor Program

Peer Mentors - Here to save the day!Peer Mentors are here to save the day!

The Peer Mentor program is one of the shining jewels of UL Lafayette and the Office of First-Year Experience. Over 100 sophomores, juniors, and seniors volunteer their time each year to provide help and advice to first-time freshman enrolled in the UNIV 100 first-year seminar.

What are Peer Mentors?

Peer mentors are current sophomores and above who are paired with a faculty member and are assigned to a section of UNIV 100 (First-Year Seminar). This large student organization is run for the students and by the students.

What is UNIV 100?

UNIV 100 is a class for first-year students. This class is a three credit hour seminar that helps students transition successfully from high school to university life and academic work. The course has two components: (1) Cajun Connection, which is an extended introduction to UL Lafayette, to the campus community, and to University-level work and (2) the First-Year Seminar, which then continues for fifteen weeks.

What do Peer Mentors do?

Peer mentors help the instructor by being a class facilitator and role model. The peer mentors goal is to support learning for first year students and ease their transition into the university.  Peer Mentors now have the opportunity to enroll in an internship class consisting of one credit hour.  Peer Mentors can earn up to three total credit hours. Often Peer Mentors contribute personal experiences to the class, lead discussions, help students with challenges in their first semester, develop relationships with students in the class, and help students to get involved at UL.

IMPORTANT DATES - REQUIRED

  • Group Interviews - Saturday, March 5, 2017 (10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
  • Peer Mentor Retreat - Sunday, March 26, 2017
  • Peer Mentor Training - TBA
  • Cajun Connection Training - TBA
  • UNIV 100 Peer Mentor & Instructor Luncheon - Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
  • Cajun Connection - August 17, 2017

Meet our Lead Peer Mentors

 

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