What is a Peer Mentor?
UA Little Rock undergraduate and graduate students can request a peer mentor. Mentors help ease the transition into college, answer questions regarding the university, and provide guidance to resources for academic support. Mentees should be open to receiving feedback and guidance from their Mentor.
Why do you need a mentor?
- Maybe you have questions about how different processes work on campus.
- Maybe you want to get connected on campus to different organizations and aren’t sure how to start.
- Maybe you just have questions about how to balance school, work, and everyday life.
- Maybe you want to build a positive relationship with someone who wants to see you succeed.
Who can participate?
- Any UA Little Rock undergraduate and graduate student (at this time we don’t offer peer mentors for Law School students)
- Be enrolled in at least one class at UA Little Rock (main campus or online campus)
- Students may identify in any combination of new students, first-generation students, transfer students, or returning students at the undergraduate or graduate academic level.
What is expected of the mentee?
- Maintain communication through regular weekly check-ins with your mentor
- Participate in beneficial social and academic programming, including (but not limited to) welcome events, mid-term events, and semester wrap-up events
As a part of this program you will:
- Connect with a student peer mentor (we connect students based on the same academic level of undergraduate or graduate status)
- Participate in fun social activities on and off-campus
- Have opportunities to attend training and workshops to develop your academic and personal skills
- Learn how to navigate campus including shortcuts and tips and tricks for student success
Please contact Student Success with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.