Interested in becoming an Ohio State Peer Mentor?

Ohio State LSAMP Peer Mentoring Program

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 watkins.723@osu.edu.