"This program helped me improve the skills that I should be applying in the classroom and with researching possible clubs on campus I might be interested in joining." - University of Redlands Student
The goal of our peer mentoring program is to give students an enhanced college experience and provide academic/social support. We strive to establish academic independence and assist with the transition to college life through positive mentor-mentee relationships. The program identifies student needs, provides referrals to available support and services, and facilitates mentor-mentee relationships through regular communication and distribution of useful materials.
You can expect the following from the program and your mentor:
- Referrals to academic and social resources on campus
- Enhancement of academic success skills
- Assistance with class selection, LAFs, majors, etc.
- Assistance with the academic and social transition to college life
- Discuss, set, and work towards accomplishing college and life goals
- Meet consistently with your mentor both one-on-one and in a group setting
- Maintain professional integrity, privacy, respect, and sensitivity in mentoring
All Peer Mentors are undergraduate University of Redlands students that have a cumulative GPA above a 3.0 and have previous or current experience as a Peer Advisor. Mentors possess good communication skills, a positive outlook, patience and the ability to work independently.
If you would like to participate in our Peer Mentoring Program, please stop by the Office of Academic Success to pick up an application. Academic Success can be found on the bottom floor of the Armacost Library in the Student Development Center. Applications are accepted throughout the first month of each semester. For more information about the program, please contact the Assist. Director of Academic Success or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.