Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Peer Mentoring

Peer mentorsThe 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:

  1. monitor and document student progress in understanding, developing and applying effective study strategies/skills;
  2. assist students with adjustment to the university and making the transition from high school to college;
  3. explore options and alternatives to help students define their own solutions in problem solving and effective decision making;
  4. model and encourage good academic behavior and class attendance and participation in significant MEP activities;
  5. help students cope with, or eliminate problems that may affect positive academic progress;
  6. facilitate and develop positive relationships with mentees;
  7. 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.