The Peer Mentoring Program assigns experienced upper-class students to help first-year freshmen make the transition to life as college students.

The mission of the Bluefield State University Peer Mentor Program is to foster excellence through social development among first-year college students. Peer Mentor student staff promote success by providing support and guidance while being positive role models for new and transfer students. Through the mentoring process, first-year students will learn about leadership development opportunities, the importance of social interaction as a means of networking, as well as developing successful study practices. Mentor student staff help to ensure all first-year students are provided with the opportunity to involve themselves in all facets of the institution. The program is dedicated to empowering first-year students through the understanding of other cultures, enhancing his/her community through civic engagement, perseverance in scholastic endeavors, and personal growth.

The Program

New students can expect to participate in group activities that are designed specifically for first-year students. First-year students are expected to communicate with your assigned peer mentor at least once per month during the academic calendar year. New students will be contacted by their mentor periodically by telephone. New students will also receive emails from their Peer Mentors at least once per week to provide information about campus activities, important dates, and area events.

Peer Mentors

Your Peer Mentors will email their contact information to your student email address. If you haven’t received this information, please contact the Program Coordinator.

Join The Team

Interested in becoming a University Peer Mentor? Interviews take place every semester for open positions on the para-professional undergraduate staff. To apply, go to the application here