The Aspire Peer Mentoring Program provides students with a support network of peers aimed at strengthening success skills, maintaining motivation for school, and encouraging campus engagement. The program offers a variety of opportunities for students to support each other by building community with peers and engaging in educational and social activities. The program also offers a variety of leadership roles and opportunities for students to develop skills in organizing, program planning, facilitation, communication, and marketing among many others.
Students can participate in the program as a Student Coordinator, Peer Mentor, or Peer Mentee.
Student Coordinators are leaders working to provide support and guidance for Peer Mentors and Mentees. Student Coordinators ensure that Peer Mentors and Mentees develop a meaningful mentoring experience. Student Coordinators engage in weekly leadership development meetings, plan monthly Mentoring Circle group activities, and facilitate group discussions.
Peer Mentors work one-on-one with Mentees to provide support and guide Mentees through their first two years of college. Peer Mentors and Mentees meet or communicate throughout the semester to stay connected. Peer Mentoring group events provide opportunities for Mentors and Mentees to engage in-person with social and educational activities. Group events also provide opportunities for Mentors and Mentees to meet other mentoring groups and develop community as a cohort.
Peer Mentees work closely with their Mentors for support at campus. Mentees are encouraged to connect with Mentors throughout the semester and participate in Mentoring Circle activities to cultivate a variety of experiences.
Meet our Student Coordinators!
Visit the Events & Activities page for information about upcoming Peer Mentoring discussions and social events.