Many colleges and universities train upper-level students to mentor peers in a variety of capacities including tutors, academic advisors, resident assistants, instructors/assistants, orientation leaders, and more. This model often proves valuable for both students and the institution, providing student mentors a rich leadership experience, student mentees a strong peer connection, and schools with excellent staff. It is a win-win situation for all and when you consider the cost savings for a college to employ peer mentors, you cannot ignore this productive model.
This webinar will explore the benefits and value of peer mentorship programs by providing insight into theory, research, and creative programmatic initiatives. Additionally, the challenges associated with peer mentorship will be discussed. Finally, participants will be encouraged to consider the possibilities for their own campuses.