REACH

Become a Mentor

How to 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, which is required for prospective mentors and is taught each spring semester.

REACH Peer Mentor Job Description

The REACH Peer Mentor needs to be a responsible, organized, role model for academic success.

See our Peer Mentor Job Description. (PDF)

Peer Academic Mentors are primarily expected to:
  • Provide academic and personal guidance to a group of ten-twelve first-year students by maintaining regular communication via email, phone calls, and text messages.
  • Meet 1:1 with each mentee bi-weekly throughout each semester and work with them to set and track goals.
  • Facilitate a two-hour REACH for Success class (UNIV 150) sessions twice a week. REACH for Success occurs from 9am-11am, 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm, 4pm-6pm on M/W or 4pm-6pm on T/Th. Mentors must be available for at least one of these time slots.
  • Attending a two weeklong training course the week before each semester begins.
  • Meet with assigned Faculty Mentor once a week during anytime of your choosing.
  • Attend weekly mentor staff meetings on Fridays from 2pm-3pm.