Cabrini College’s Peer Mentor Program provides first-year students with the opportunity to connect with an upperclass student leader who will serve as a mentor throughout the course of the first semester.
The Peer Mentor Program will ensure that first-year students excel in their academics, personal growth, and interpersonal relationships in conjunction with the college’s core values and mission.
First-year students and their Peer Mentors develop a relationship that provides first-year students with a role model who demonstrates the behaviors and strategies of a successful college student.
Through the Peer Mentor Program, our upperclass student leaders work with faculty to design and implement a section of the college’s one-credit College Success Seminar for full-time, first-year students. Peer Mentors will learn from their faculty partner what the specific learning outcomes are for the College Success Seminar.
As a result of the Peer Mentor Program, Peer Mentors will:
acquaint new students with the mission, core values, heritage, traditions, and history of Cabrini College
emphasize the importance of involvement on campus and taking responsibility and initiative for one’s own individual growth and development
create interactions between first-year students, faculty, and staff across campus departments, allowing students to gain insight and appreciation of campus resources and services available to them
support faculty in educating first-year students of relevant college policies (Code of Conduct, Academic Honesty, degree requirements)
familiarize students with the “Justice Matters” core curriculum and the terminology and language used at Cabrini College
gain leadership experience through comprehensive selection, training, and evaluation programs, as well as faculty mentoring
Apply to be a Peer MentorUpperclass students looking to become leaders and guide first-year students at Cabrini can apply to become Peer Mentors and design a program in conjunction with a faculty member.