The LSAMP, MEP and SEES programs rely on the community of peer support engendered by our activities to further serve the advisement needs of its students.
MEP implements a formal peer mentor/mentee program matching first-time freshmen throughout their first academic year with role model continuing students. Mentors meet weekly with mentees to:
- monitor and document student progress in understanding, developing and applying effective study strategies/skills;
- assist students with adjustment to the university and making the transition from high school to college;
- explore options and alternatives to help students define their own solutions in problem solving and effective decision making;
- model and encourage good academic behavior and class attendance and participation in significant MEP activities;
- help students cope with, or eliminate problems that may affect positive academic progress;
- facilitate and develop positive relationships with mentees;
- promote a supportive, friendly and safe environment for students.
These relationships are designed to continue informally throughout the students' academic careers whereby mentees bcome mentors themselves.