Become a Mentor

Interested in becoming an academic mentor and helping other students achieve success? Contact Jessica Dietrich, and inquire about the UNIV 202, Peer Mentoring course.

The REACH Academic Peer Mentor needs to be responsible, organized, and a role model for academic success with a 3.0 GPA or above. Academic Peer Mentors must be sensitive to the needs of students from diverse backgrounds, especially first-generation and low-income students. Mentors will needs to identify problems that impact students' academic performance and work strategically to provide guidance through such obstacles. In order to do this, mentors should have a clear understanding of effective study skills and study habits, be familiar with student resources on campus, and be able to work well with students as leader. Mentors work approximately 15-20 hours per week. Position pays $11.20 per hour.

Peer Academic Mentors are primarily expected to:

  • Provide ongoing mentorship to a group of ten-twelve students by maintaing regular communication via email, phone calls, and text messages.
  • Provide academic and personal guidance to mentees by meeting with them once every other week for thirty minutes.
  • Facilitate two-hour Study Jam sessions twice a week. Study Jams occur from 1-3pm, 3-5pm, or 5-7pm on either M/W or T/TR. Mentors must be available for at least one of these time slots.
  • Attend one week long training the week before each semester begins.
  • Meet with assigned Faculty Mentor once a week during anytime of your choosing.
  • Attend weekly mentor meeting on Fridays from 2:00-3:00pm.

If you have further questions please contact:

Jessica Dietrich, Achievement Specialist

Chico Student Success Center, SSC 370

(530)898-5522 / jmdietrich@csuchico.edu