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Peer Mentors

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.  

 

Meet the Peer Mentors

 

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). Contact Jennifer Stitt for application materials. 

Training
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