Peer Mentors must have a positive attitude, genuine interest in inspiring undergraduate students, respect for and interest in working with students from diverse backgrounds, and a desire to promote higher education and the attainment of a degree in STEM.
There are two opportunities for upperclass LSAMP Scholars to mentor their fellow LSAMP scholars:
- Mentor first-year Ohio State LSAMP Scholars
- Mentor Columbus State Community College LSAMP Scholars
Each year, upperclassmen LSAMP students can apply to become peer mentors. Students should hold a 2.8 grade point average and be currently active in the LSAMP program.
Summary of Duties, Responsibilities, and Expectations for Peer Mentoring
- Complete all required university training courses Online Training
- Attend monthly peer mentor staff meeting
- Meet with peer mentees at least 2 times each semester
- Maintain open communication with mentee through email or other forms of communication
- Refer students to appropriate resources. Be willing to accompany mentees to resources on campus.
- Work with mentee to set realistic goals and develop a plausible plan for meeting those goals
- Report any and all significant concerns regarding mentee to LSAMP Program Coordinator
- Maintain open communication with LSAMP Professional Staff. Respond to emails from LSAMP staff within 1-2 days
- Submit required mentor documentation throughout the semester
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Experience and/or knowledge working in teams or groups in a leadership capacity and ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations of students
- Ability to establish priorities and work with some level of independence
For more information about Ohio State LSAMP Peer Mentoring opportunities, contact Dorinda Gallant, PhD, Ohio LSAMP Alliance Director at firstname.lastname@example.org