All new students at RWU receive an experienced and trained Peer Mentor who will be a friendly support system to assist in the transition from high school to college life. Peer Mentors check in with mentees frequently throughout a student’s entire first academic year to provide helpful guidance and insights. A Peer Mentor can help students in the following ways:
- Inform students of helpful resources
- Help students identify tailored strategies for success
- Work with students who are struggling academically, socially and in their personal lives, to set goals and resolve issues
- Build strong supportive relationships with students and be counted on as a dependable and approachable person to go to for assistance
Connect with a CSAS Peer Mentor:
For Faculty and Students, connect yourself or a student with a CSAS Peer Mentor if looking for assistance with:
Academic success concerns regarding:
General Peer Mentor Advice concerning:
- Need support getting acclimated to the RWU community?
- Need assistance understanding an RWU policy or procedure?
- Would you like to learn more about RWU clubs and organizations?
*Bridges is the learning management system RWU courses use
*RogerCentral is for student academic planning and registration
Connect with a CSAS Peer Mentor: Google Form below.
Please complete the form for yourself or a student: Peer Mentor Referral Form
The Peer Mentor role is to assist first-year students acclimate to the RWU community, provide guidance to undecided and exploratory students, and be a resource to the larger campus community. The relationship built between the mentor and fellow student will encourage academic success, along with the importance of building relationships and being a participative member of the RWU community. The staff of the Advising and Peer Mentorship Office operates on a cooperative, team-based model and values the assistance of peer mentors to inform the staff of transition concerns of new RWU students.
- Peer mentors will provide personal and academic development to a cohort of mentees during their transition to the RWU community.
- Participate and contribute in department committees, which focus on providing resources to the campus community, market the Peer Mentor program, social media, and working with special populations of students.
- Maintain consistent contact and outreach with mentees, and report at-risk situations to supervisors.
- Work in the Advising and Peer Mentorship Office 1 hour per week to assist in office duties, meet with mentees, and serve as a resource for walk-ins and student concerns.
- Participate in office events including, but not limited to, Community Connections, call campaigns, Open Houses, spring recruitment, monthly social events, team building opportunities, staff meetings, and office gatherings.
- Present oneself responsibly and uphold the policies of the university.
- Actively participate in student success programming and initiatives.
- Arrive 1-week before the beginning of the Fall 2022 semester for training and preparation for new student move-in – NO EXCEPTIONS!
- Assist with administrative tasks as needed.
Compensation & Benefits:
- Minimum hourly wage for mentoring activities.
- Gain knowledge of RWU Advising practices & have access to the Peer Mentorship Office.
- Opportunity to work with senior administrators and staff to build professional relationships.
- Attain skills necessary for future work experience, such as leadership, teamwork, communication and collaboration.
- Extensive training and professional development opportunities.
- The opportunity to represent RWU and share your student experience at University events.
Apply to be a Peer Mentor
(Applications for our 2022-2023 Peer Mentor Cohort can be retrieved at our CSAS Front Desk beginning Spring 2022 semester!)
If you are a current RWU student who would like to get involved as a student leader at Roger Williams University, consider becoming a Peer Mentor! Peer Mentors work as a team to promote the academic success and transition for every new Roger Williams student. Benefits include leadership development, mentoring experience, and the opportunity to work with the first year program at RWU.
In order to apply, you must meet the following requirements:
- Have at least sophomore status when you begin working
- Thorough knowledge of campus resources and departments
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Two recommendations from either a professor or employer
- Be in satisfactory academic and conduct standing
For further information on becoming a Peer Mentor, please contact Valerie Wolstenholme at firstname.lastname@example.org. or email@example.com
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