Peer Mentorship


Peer Mentorship for First Year Students

Student Success's Peer Mentorship program is designed to assist a student in the social, personal, and academic acclimation to Gallaudet University. First year students can choose to be paired with outstanding sophomore, junior, senior students who act as mentors throughout the academic year. Students who participate in Student Success JumpStart programs are automatically enrolled in the Peer Mentorship program.

Why Mentoring?

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.
  • Emerge in the signing community
  • Experience many learning and interactive trips around the Washington D.C. area.
  • STAY-CONNECTED with Gallaudet University. 

To get involved in this incredible program please contact us at for more information.


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