Peer Mentoring Program

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

 Program Objectives

  • Encourage community involvement
  • Assist in developing academic and social goals
  • Support first-year academic success
  • Promote effective communication with faculty and staff
  • Educate first-year students about campus resources
  • Promote successful time management, study skills, and the use of campus resources
  • Educate first-year students on the use of Canvas, Becker College’s learning management system

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:

  1. Public speaking
  2. Mentoring
  3. Leadership
  4. Communication
  5. Professionalism
  6. Time Management

 

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, August 26, 9am—11am: Peer Mentors Move into Residence Halls
  • Wednesday, August 26 – Saturday, August 29: Peer Mentor Training
  • Sunday, August 30, 5pm, Daniels Hall, Leicester: Fall Convocation
  • Thursday, September 3, 7pm Daniels Hall, Leicester: Presentation by Warren St. John, author of Outcasts United
  • Monday, September 28, 4pm, Multipurpose Room, Student Center, Worcester: Agile Mindset Speaker
  • Tuesday, September 29, 7pm, Daniels Hall, Leicester: Agile Mindset Speaker
  • Monday, October 19, 6:30pm, Daniels Hall, Leicester: Global Voices of Change Speaker
  • Friday, December 11, 2pm: Peer Mentor Social
  • Thursday, January 21, 7pm-9pm: Peer Mentor Spring Training
  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society Induction
  • Thursday, May 5, 2pm: Peer Mentor Social
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