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Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentor Program
» What is a Peer Mentor?
» Meet the Peer Mentors
» Student Testimonials
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How to Become a Peer Mentor
» Peer Mentor Position Description
» Peer Mentor Application [pdf]
» Recommendation Form

Welcome to the Peer Mentoring program at Minot State University - Making a Difference in the lives of students!

Purpose of the Peer Mentoring Program
The Peer Mentoring program is designed to assist in the personal, social and academic acclimation of first-year students to MSU through cultivating relationships with outstanding upperclassman mentors as part of the First-Year Experience. In addition to providing support, mentors can connect students to resources, clubs, organizations, and other academic and co-curricular activities.

The objectives of the Peer Mentoring Program

What is a Peer Mentor?
A peer mentor is an exceptional student chosen to serve as a co-instructor in a FYE class. Peer Mentors are former students of the First-Year Experience who have been recommended by faculty and selected through an application and interview process based on their academic success, involvement in campus organizations and knowledge of the Minot State campus. Peer mentors are not simply teaching assistants; rather, they are co-instructors, taking responsibility for leading class discussions, planning activities and working one-on-one with each student.

How do I become a Peer Mentor
Undergraduate students interested in becoming a peer mentor must complete an application, submit a completed recommendation form by the appropriate deadline, and go through an interview process in the spring. Qualified applicants are students in sophomore standing or above during the semester in which they will serve and have a minimum overall 2.5 GPA. Please view the Peer Mentor position description for more information on the qualities and duties of a peer leader.

All peer mentors must attend a training workshop with the peer mentoring coordinator as well as a workshop with faculty members teaching UNIV 110 during the spring semester.

For more information, contact:
Jessica Smestad, Tutoring & Mentoring Coordinator
Old Main 101; 701-858-4039