Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors

peer mentors

Peer mentors are upper-classmen employed by either the Millersville University’s Department of Housing and Residential Programs or by the academic department offering the seminar.  As such, the peer mentors are trained to foster a positive living-learning community for first-year students.  A peer mentor attends the seminar with the first-year student and may live in the same residence hall.  This allows the peer mentor to encourage students to integrate in-class instruction with out-of-class experiences. 

Beyond the classroom, peer mentors help first-year students transition from home to campus.  This is achieved in several ways.  The peer mentor helps with the development of basic life skills; facilitates fun extra-curricular activities that enable first-year students to make friends; encourages student participation in volunteer activities to further enhance learning and civic responsibility; and acts as a liaison between first-year students and faculty/the university to ensure each student receives the appropriate services to enhance learning and quality of life.

For more information, please visit the Housing website.