Peer Mentor Program

Learn About the Program

This program is designed to help increase the overall retention for both the first-and-second year students involved as well increase the effectiveness of STU 101 

Peer Mentors will have the opportunity to learn, reflect, and grow while being mentored by faculty/staff instructors for STU 101 

Peer Mentors will help first year students transition to JSU by sharing their experiences and how to persevere as a student

  1. Peer Mentors will help establish a positive relationship with students and the faculty/staff instructor.
  2. Learn how to navigate JSU's physical campus and online portals to assist first year students.
  3. Define own personal leadership and communication skills to grow throughout the semester. 
  4. Learn how to use experience during the semester to translate to future career and how to articulate transferable skills on a resume. 
  5. Assist first year students so that they make a successful transition to JSU. 

  1. Peer Mentors will lead at least two STU 101 classes during the semester and assist with all other classes. 
  2. Peer Mentors will attend one summer training session via online and one in person training session with their STU 101 instructor in August. 
  3. Peer Mentors will host one social event for their class during the semester. 
  4. Peer Mentors will record one of their classes they teach to review with their STU 101 instructor for constructive criticism. 

  1. Fill out the application listed on the web-site. If you have already agreed to work with a specific instructor please list their name on the application. 
  2. Applicants will be rated based on their application and assigned an instructor that best matches their personality and class schedule. 
  3. You will be contacted by the Peer Mentor Committee about your placement for the fall semester. 

Opportunity

Serving as a STU 101 Peer Mentor will give you the opportunity to grow your leadership skills, communication skills, general JSU knowledge, and your confidence. This program will give you an opportunity to interact with a faculty/staff member at JSU and learn the importance of networking. The number one goal is help align second year students with an instructor to help positively impact the STU 101 experience. 

Applications for Fall 2021 Coming Soon 

Peer Mentor Committee

Keaton Glass, Coordinator First and Second Year Experience
Keaton Glass, Coordinator First and Second Year Experience
Dr. Erin Rider, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Dr. Erin Rider, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Jimmeka Leverette, Career Advisor
Jimmeka Leverette, Career Advisor
Josh Robinson, Associate Dean of Students
Josh Robinson, Associate Dean of Students
Madison Bailey, Sophomore Secondary Education English Language Arts Major
Madison Bailey, Sophomore Secondary Education English Language Arts Major
Britney Barker, Sophomore Biology Pre Health Professional Major
Britney Barker, Sophomore Biology Pre Health Professional Major
Kate Fleming, Junior Business Accounting Major
Kate Fleming, Junior Business Accounting Major
Alayah Washington, Sophomore Sports Management and Recreation Studies Major
Alayah Washington, Sophomore Sports Management and Recreation Studies Major
Quadarius Whitson, Sophomore Family and Consumer Sciences Major
Quadarius Whitson, Sophomore Family and Consumer Sciences Major