Peer Mentors - Leap Into Leadership!
The Peer Mentor Program is a student organization run by students for students. Peer Mentors are current UL Lafayette students who are paired with a faculty member, assigned to a section of UNIV100 (first-year seminar), and serve as a class facilitator and role model for first-year students on campus.
What are Peer Mentors?
Peer Mentors are current students who provide advice, guidance, and CONNECTION to first-year students. Peer Mentors volunteer throughout the semester with a small group of freshmen enrolled in a section of UNIV100. Peer Mentors attend UNIV100 with their group of first-year students and provide in and out of class assistance throughout the freshmen's first semester.
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 collegiate-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 for New Applicants - Sunday, March 1, 2020 (10AM - 12PM OR 1PM - 3PM)
- Peer Mentor Retreat - Sunday, April 5, 2020
- Peer Mentor Training - Monday, August 17, 2020 - Wednesday August 19, 2020 (specific dates and times TBD)
- Cajun Connection and New Student Convocation - Thursday August 20, 2020 (times TBD)
Apply to be a Peer Mentor TODAY!!
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