Peer Mentoring

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.

Benefits of Being a Peer 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 satisfaction 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?

Need a Mentor?

If you are a newly admitted non-traditional student wishing to receive support from a mentor, please fill out NTSO Member & Mentor Application. We strive to pair Mentors and Mentees who have similar academic interests, but we are not always able to do so, depending on the availability of Mentor volunteers.