Become a Peer Mentor

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SSSP Mentors exhibit genuine concern about the academic progress and success of first-year students by being supportive and attentive to their social, cultural, and academic well-being at Brandeis. They are also responsible for actively making the Peer Mentorship program and SSSP a supportive community.

Are YOU...

•    Responsible and reliable
•    Energetic and enthusiastic
•    A good listener
•    Creative
•    Honest
•    Academically comfortable (GPA of 2.7 or above)
•    An active participant in SSSP

If so, you could be a SSSP Peer Mentor!

General Responsibilities:

  • Act as a general source of information for first-year SSSP members, individually and in small groups
  • Outreach to each of your mentees as soon as they are assigned and at least once per week during the year, in person
  • Assist in facilitating SSSP Pre-Orientation (requires arrival on campus prior to general returning student move-in)
  • Assist in first-year student Learning Community by planning and attending workshops
  • Introduce your mentees to campus resources (the Shapiro Center, Intercultural Center, Hiatt, etc.) and SSSP
  • Collaborate on programming, in small groups, and for all first-year SSSP students
  • Participate in mentor/mentee events (at least one each semester)
  • Attend required training, planning and supervision sessions (at least three per semester)
  • Communicate promptly with the Program Coordinator about any concerns or problems
  • Participate in the larger SSSP community, as a leader and role model
  • Complete detailed contact logs and turn in time sheets weekly
  • Complete an end of the semester evaluation and end-of-year review

How to apply:

  • Attend an mandatory INFO SESSION about the position
  • Complete a Peer Mentor application
  • Submit a current resume
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a Brandeis Faculty or non-SSSP staff member.

All students interested in becoming a Peer Mentor are required to attend an info session. To find out more about the position and/or sign up for an info session, please email Elena Lewis, Director, Student Support Services.