The 21st Peer Mentoring Program assists first-year scholars with their transition to the IUPUI community. The program provides first-year scholars with an individual mentor and workshops that focus on developing strategies for academic and personal success.
Apply to be a 21st Peer Mentor
- Facilitate workshops over academic and personal development topics
- Conduct individual meetings throughout the fall and spring semester. Assist first-year students in their transition into IUPUI and referring students to on and off-campus resources when appropriate.
- Support the goals, expectations, and mission of 21st Century Scholars Success Program. This includes attending training sessions and biweekly staff meetings and maintaining office hours.
- Enroll in and successfully complete University College mentor education courses EACH semester of mentoring.
- Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater.
- Possess at least a sophomore status at IUPUI (24+ Completed Credit Hours)
- Possess positive communication and teamwork skills.
- Be creative and have personal initiative.
- Be willing to interact with a diverse group of people.
- Must be able to receive financial aid from IUPUI
- Knowledge of campus resources and campus processes.
- Experience with creative presentation skills and/or public speaking.
- Ability to understand barriers that first-generation and or low-income students face while in college.
Knowledge, skills and abilities gained in this role
- Communicator- Students will gain knowledge on how to convey their ideas effectively and ethically in oral, written, and visual forms across multiple settings including face-to-face and online.
- Community Contributor- Students will gain knowledge about diverse student backgrounds by interacting with the IUPUI campus community.
21st Peer Mentor Application Opens Feb 1st each year.
If you have any questions about become a 21st Peer Mentor, please contact us at TFCP@iupui.edu