What is a Peer Mentor?

Peer Mentors are current COS students who offer assistance and support to FYE students. Peer Mentors assist students with general questions in the FYE Lab; they make announcements in FYE classes to inform students of campus events; they organize and plan activities to engage FYE students; they serve as a student connection to COS and a means to relay student issues/concerns to FYE Staff.

Who is your Peer Mentor?

A Peer Mentor is assigned to a Learning Community based on their individual interests and schedule of availability. Along with making announcements in FYE classes, Peer Mentors staff the FYE Lab (Sycamore IM107) and can be visited there during their hours. If you are unsure of who your Peer Mentor is you can email FYEPeerMentors@cos.edu.  

Interested in becoming a Peer Mentor?

Peer Mentors play a vital role in accomplishing the mission of the FYE program by serving as a student connection to the college. Peer Mentors assist FYE students by creating ties to the college, referring students to services, and providing opportunities for students to meet new people and develop skills. Applications are accepted through out the semester and can be picked up in the FYE Office (Sycamore IM109) or the FYE Lab (Sycamore IM107); however, interviews are only held at the end of the semester.

To become an FYE Peer Mentor you must meet the following requirements:

  • Peer Mentors must be current students at COS, having attended the college for at least one semester prior to participation as a Peer Mentor
  • Peer Mentors must be English 1 and Math 200 eligible
  • Peer Mentors must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Peer Mentors must have reliable transportation to work
  • Peer Mentors must be comfortable speaking in front of large and small groups of students
  • Peer Mentors must have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Peer Mentors must have strong organization and time management skills
  • Peer Mentors must be knowledgeable in COS programs, services, and website
Last Updated: 9/11/2012 12:56 PM