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Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center

PEERS Mentor Program

 

If you are interested in becoming a Mentee and are a first-year undergraduate student, please click HERE.

If you are interested in becoming a Mentor please click HERE.

The PEERS (Program to Engage and Exchange Resources for Students) mentor program is dedicated to engaging and empowering first-year students to successfully navigate the college experience. The program is designed to give multicultural students a way to create and maintain meaningful relationships with peers and build a connection to the greater UD community.  While students learn and grow together, they become active partners in shared learning experiences through programs, services, and relationships. Mentors and mentees will receive personal, social, cultural and academic support that will aid in the retention and persistence towards graduation from UD.

Participants of the PEERS mentoring program will:

  • have access to a community of support and resources during key stages of their academic career
  • receive the support that aids in their personal and leadership development
  • develop a greater sense of belonging to UD by engaging in the PEERS community
  • be exposed to diverse perspectives and experiences that affirm their cultural identity

"Mentoring relationships are mutual ones in which both partners in the relationship have a commitment to shared learning through the relationship” (Liddell, Cooper, Healy, & Lazarus Stewart, 2010). 

Benefits of becoming a mentor include:
  • Increased self-esteem and confidence when expressing self
  • An opportunity to serve in a leadership role
  • Specialized training
Benefits of becoming a mentee include:

  • Increased opportunity to feel a sense of belonging
  • Access to a support system during critical stages of your academic and leadership development
  • Clearer understanding and growth of academic and co-curricular plans
  • Increased self-esteem and confidence when engaging with new people and situations as a college student, including experiences that may be encountered by multicultural students
Get Involved:
Mentors…

A mentor is a trusted student who helps facilitate a student’s transition into college and the UD community.  

If you are interested in becoming a Mentor please click HERE.

Mentees…

MEC is seeking first-year students who are enthusiastic and are dedicated to ensuring they are successful as they navigate the college experience. 

If you are interested in becoming a Mentee and are a first-year undergraduate student, please click HERE.

 

CONTACT

Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center

Alumni Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0318
937-229-3634
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