What is Peer Mentoring?

Peer mentoring is an opportunity for returning Sullivan University students to, with guidance from an assigned faculty/staff mentor, provide support to first-quarter students. Peer mentors serve as role models while helping first-quarter students find answers to questions ranging from academic concerns to the challenges of balancing school and other priorities.

Qualities of a Peer Mentor               

  • Well-developed social skills
  • Respectful of others
  • Patient
  • Supportive
  • Knowledgeable of university resources
  • Desire to develop personally and professionally as a leader

Qualifications of a Peer Mentor

  • Completed at least one quarter at Sullivan University’s Louisville campus
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5
  • Enthusiasm for Sullivan University, its students, faculty and staff
  • Commitment to encourage Sullivan students to achieve their academic and personal goals
  • Willing to serve as a peer mentor in the fall quarter if there are more than two qualified mentor candidates from your program

Role and Responsibilities of Peer Mentors

  • Participate in mandatory training
  • Participate in orientation
  • Meet with students individually and in groups
  • Serve as liaison to faculty/staff mentor
  • Help students navigate university and community resources
  • Provide feedback on the mentor program

Key Benefits for Peer Mentors

  • Increased confidence
  • Improved communication and leadership skills
  • Opportunities to help others, make new friends, and broaden social and academic networks
  • Opportunities to learn about Sullivan University and metro area support services