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 Taylor Watkins, Program Coordinator at email@example.com.