Student Success's Peer Mentorship program is designed to assist students in their social, personal, and academic acclimation to Gallaudet University. When students enter Gallaudet University as a first year student, he/she will be required to take GSR 101: First-Year Seminar (FYS) course. In this course, a Peer Mentor is assigned where he/she will provide academic support as well to navigate other aspects of campus life such as student services, and opportunities for social development and participation in student organizations. Ultimately, Peer Mentors encourage first-year students to discover their potential within themselves to succeed at Gallaudet University.
All Peer Mentors are upper-class students who receive ongoing training on mentoring skills, interpersonal relationships, and are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Mentoring can be defined as a helpful relationship between a younger and older individual. The purpose of having a mentoring relationship in college is to assist student with the challenges associated with the first year college experience. In addition to providing academic support during a student's first year of college, mentors also help first year students navigate otehr aspects of campus life such as student services, and opportunities for social development and participation in student organizations. Ultimately, mentors encourage their mentees to discover their potential within themselves to succeed at Gallaudet University.
All first year students are eligible to participate in the Peer Mentorship program.
Provides one-on-one peer mentorship by upperclass peer mentors.
Connect students to use university resources for academics and self-development skills.
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Experience many learning and interactive trips around the Washington D.C. area.