First Year Experience
61 Sever Street
Worcester, Ma 01609
The Peer Mentoring Program is a part of the First Year Experience (FYE), in which upper-class students are placed in each First Year Experience course to assist first-year students in their transition to the college. Peer Mentors serve as role models through their adoption of Becker College’s Core Values: excellence, accountability, community & diversity, social responsibility, integrity, and creative expression. Peer Mentors also complement the work of FYE Instructors by providing their knowledge and experience of campus life, as well as academic and social advice.
“My peer mentor did a phenomenal job of connecting with the students and helping them any way he could. He answered many of my questions regarding school, and helped me make the most out of this semester.”
-Fall 2014 first year student
Peer Mentors participate in an extensive five-day training prior to the start of the fall semester, one-day winter training, one-day spring training, and bi-monthly in-service trainings. Each peer mentor has attained sophomore standing and earned a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
In addition, Peer Mentors maintain a strong connection with fellow students, faculty, and staff.
Peer Mentors develop skills in: