Eligible applicants have successfully completed at least one semester of classes at LCSC and have a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
A peer mentor is a student in their sophomore-senior year who helps new freshmen and transfer students build a foundation for personal success at Lewis-Clark State College. They work closely with students enrolled in SD-107: New Student Orientation and SD-307: Transfer Orientation, serving as positive role models during their mentees' first year at LCSC. Peer mentors help students connect with their new community in a holistic manner. They provide academic, social, and emotional support to their mentees while also introducing them to additional campus resources, policies, and procedures. Students in this position will lead activities and programming both inside and outside of class to foster community relationships, help students gain a sense of acceptance, and develop students’ ability to become active contributors to their education and institution as a whole.
Peer mentors will serve an average of 5-6 hours per week for throughout the semester. During this time, they will mentor roughly 25 students, help facilitate an SD-107 or SD-307 course, and assist with event programming. Besides gaining valuable professional development through mentor training/certification, peer mentors who fulfill their duties will be paid a $500 stipend at the end of each semester for their service and potentially earn college credit for their work.