Peer Mentoring

Who Mentored You? Thank them…and pass it on to the next non-traditional student.

The Peer Mentoring Program pairs a current non-traditional student with a new or returning non-traditional student for the purpose of providing one-on-one assistance during their transition to the academic environment. Peer mentors draw from their own experience to offer encouragement and support to their mentees and provide a connection to our university. Mentors offer insight, knowledge, perspective and encouragement to their mentees. A mentor can impact the mentee’s level of self-confidence, chances for academic success, and perhaps even whether he or she stays in school.

What do you get as a mentor?

• The satisfaction of passing along a legacy of knowledge, insight & experience
• Enhancing one’s own leadership skills
• Improved understanding about how others view the world
• Enhanced self-esteem and respect that comes from helping a fellow classmate
• The pricelessness of making a difference in someone’s life

Do you have what it takes to be a successful mentor?

  • Do you enjoy being with and interacting with others?
  • Would others describe you as good at talking and listening to them?
  • Do you have a in-depth knowledge of your college/program?
  • Are you willing to help others be successful in reaching their educational goals?
  • Can you encourage and be patient?
  • Are you willing to share your experiences as a non-traditional student?


  1. 30+ graded hours at UALR (at least a Sophomore classification)
  2. Minimum GPA is 2.50