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


The purpose of having a mentoring relationship in college is to assist student with the challenges associated with the first year college experience. The peer mentor 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.


  • Provides one-on-one peer mentorship
  • 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.

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