Peer Mentors

Description:
A Peer Mentor is an undergraduate student who leads a group of new and/or transfer students starting with orientation weekend and continuing into the first year. The primary mission of the Peer Mentor Program is to ease the transition of new students to Lebanon Valley College so that they may succeed personally, socially, and academically. Additionally, the program helps each new student connect with other peers, an upper-class mentor, and ultimately, the institution as a whole. Peer Mentors are compensated with meals and expenses during training, a t-shirt, a financial honorarium, and recorded service hours while engaging in extensive leadership training.

Objectives of the Peer Mentor Program:

  • To acquaint each new and transfer student with Lebanon Valley College—its structure, services, and unique personality;
  • To help new students connect with other peers and at least one upper-class student in a meaningful, positive way;
  • To assist students in personal assessment of strengths and abilities and support their transition academically, socially, and personally;
  • To promote attendance at out-of-class academic, social, and cultural events;
Expectations of the Peer Mentor are:
  • Attend all training sessions and events. 
  • Complete all of the program components with your group and participate in all the programs and events throughout the year;
  • Set positive examples for others in personal, academic, and social behavior;
  • Become acquainted with all students in their group and other new students and establish positive relationships;
  • Be aware of student’s attitudes and be sensitive to individual as well as group needs; Encourage a sense of individual responsibility;
  • Be knowledgeable about campus support networks and services;
  • Show interest and encourage others to participate in and attend various college events;
  • Promote student interaction;
  • Keep track of which students attend events and programs;

Interested in being a Peer Mentor for the Fall of 2016?
Applications are available at the College Center Desk or from the Center from Student Engagement starting February 29th! 


Important Dates for 2016 Peer Mentor Selection

Monday, February 29                        Applications Available at Mund College Center Information Desk

 

Thursday, March 17:                          Peer Mentor Interest Session, 11:00 a.m.,          Tweedie Meeting Room, Mund College Center

 

Monday, March 21:                 Peer Mentor Interest Session, 4:00 p.m.,             Tweedie Meeting Room, Mund College Center

 

Friday, April 1                                    Applications Due to Deb Bishop, in the Center for Student Engagement, by 4 p.m.
(All applicants must schedule an interview when dropping off the application)

 

March 28 – April 15:                          Interview Process

 

Monday, April 18                              Notifications sent via campus e-mail

 

Monday, April 25:                             Introductory Meeting at 4 p.m.

                                                             Chapel 101

 

Sunday, August 21:                          Peer Mentor Training begins

 

Wednesday, August 24:                   Peer Mentor Training ends

 

Thursday August 25 –

Sunday, August 28:                          Orientation!!!

 

Monday, August 29:                         Fall Semester Begins