What is a Peer Mentor?
A PSC Peer Mentor is an SGU student who
SGU PSC Peer Mentors may be medical, veterinary, graduate, or undergraduate students. By volunteering their time, energy, and knowledge about healthy university life, they contribute to the success and wellbeing of the entire university community. Peer Mentors may serve as a resource, a helping hand, a sounding board, and a referral service. Their role is to provide support and mentoring for their fellow students, and, when needed, to direct them to university personnel who can address their concerns.
Peer Mentor responsibilities* include:
Why talk to a Peer Mentor?
Reaching out to a fellow student can provide emotional support for managing the stresses that are part of university life. Peer Mentors are specially trained to help their fellow students navigate the challenges of school, work, family, and home. They have been selected for their strong relational skills, their compassion, their creativity, and their willingness to be of service to others.
How to contact a Peer Mentor
If you would like to talk with a Peer Mentor, please email them using their SGU email address with the subject "Peer Mentor Support Requested".
Interested in becoming a Peer Mentor?
Interested persons are invited to apply by emailing Lorraine Steele (firstname.lastname@example.org) before October 1, 2019, sharing reasons for your interest in being a Peer Mentor, and any relevant experience you have.
Peer Mentor Interviews will be conducted between October 15-October 31th.
Peer Mentor Training is mandatory. The training will be held late in the Fall Term, on a Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm. (Lunch provided)
*Duties are not so demanding as to interfere with your academics! However, Peer Mentors are required to give at least 3 hours of their time to wellness/outreach activities per term.