Skip to main content

Mentoring and Student Success

Student Success offers peer mentoring and workshops to help students succeed in college.

Providing Additional Support

Student Success offers the following resources to assist struggling students:
1. Peer Mentoring
Peer Mentors are available to work with students dealing with challenges in any aspect of college life—academic, social, spiritual, financial, or physical. Peer mentors meet face-to-face weekly with students to assess needs, set and monitor goals, and connect students with appropriate campus resources. Mentors meet with students for a minimum of three weeks up to an entire semester, depending on their needs.
2. Student Workshops & Skills Mentoring
Interactive workshops, led by student facilitators, help students develop skills such as managing time and money, setting and achieving goals, navigating roommate relationships, making decisions, strengthening study skills, and more. One-on-one skill mentoring sessions are also available for these topics.
Student Mentoring - Oct. 2019
If mentors notice students who are struggling, they can refer them to Peer Mentoring.

Student Referral Form

To refer students to Peer Mentoring for mentoring, workshops, or involvement, please fill out a referral form. With each referral submitted, Peer Mentoring follows the steps outlined below:

1. Assess Needs and Struggles

Peer Mentors reach out to the student who has been referred and invites them to a one-on-one, face-to-face meeting where their needs and struggles are assessed. This process works best when the student knows they are being referred to Peer Mentoring.

2. Develop An Action Plan

Peer Mentoring works with the student to develop an action plan based on an assessment of their needs and struggles. This action plan may include workshop participation, one-on-one skills mentoring, or referrals to specific services such as the Tutoring Center, Counseling Center, or Accessibility Services.

3. Provide Short-Term Mentoring

Peer Mentoring then provides the student with short-term mentoring and ongoing face-to-face meetings, follow-ups on action plan commitments, progress tracking, and reporting back to those who submitted the referral.

4. Offer Long-Term Mentoring

If the student requires additional time, they may be encouraged to participate in the Heber J. Grant Mentor Program for at-risk students. This program requires weekly face-to-face mentoring.

To refer students to Peer Mentoring, please fill out a referral form.