The SSS Peer Mentor Program is a formal program designed to be a comprehensive support system for students by students.
The goal of the program is to help students achieve academic and personal success.
Peer mentors (PM) are second, third and fourth-year participants who are committed to developing a long term relationship with first-year students.
Role of the Mentor
Peer Mentors play an integral role in our Summer Bridge program. They live with first-year students and are available 24/7 for advice and support. After Summer Bridge, each mentor is paired with a small group of first-year students. They meet with these students on a regular basis for the remainder of the academic year.
Peer Mentors provide a welcoming and supportive environment for first-year students, helping them understand and adapt to the academic, social, political, and cultural customs unique to Beloit College. They provide participants with support and guidance on a spectrum of academic, personal, and social issues such as:
- class selection
- campus services and resources
- getting involved on campus
- opportunities for engagement and student leadership
- conflict resolution
- financial concerns
- balancing work and academics
- stress management
- life after college
- career choices and graduate schools
Make a difference - become a Peer Mentor
Each spring, rising first-year, sophomore and junior participants have the opportunity to apply to be a Peer Mentor (PM).
Mentor training begins immediately after the conclusion of the spring semester.
Mentors will receive training on:
- Leaderships skills
- Conflict resolution
- Time management
- Cultural competencies
- Crisis management
- Communication skills