The Peer Mentoring Program is designed to provide a connection for first year and transfer students in their transition to college life and the campus community by providing support and encouragement to increase success and engagement with the University.

New Student Experience 

Our peer mentors are excited to be part of the 2022 New Student Experience. As part of NSE, our peer mentors will be a resource for our incoming students to help them understand the NSE process, connect them with other new students, and share their tips about how to get the most out of the UW-Platteville experience.

Check out this video with some of our peer mentors to learn more!

Mentorship

For many students, the acclimation to life on campus can be a bit of a challenge. Peer mentors understand those challenges, and they are here to provide support for that transition!

The Peer Mentor Program connects first, second, and transfer year students (mentees) with an upper-level student (mentor) to assist with the transition to UW-Platteville. Peer mentors serve as knowledgeable guides, role models, facilitators, advocates, resources, and friends to aid in the acclimation to life in college by sharing personal knowledge and lived experiences. Mentors address academic, social, extracurricular, and professional topics with their mentees while building a meaningful peer relationship.

Participating in the program will assist first, second, and transfer year students by:

  • Enhancing their sense of belonging and connection to campus and the community.
  • Expanding their social, academic, and professional networks.
  • Providing a personal and trusted support person.
  • Identifying and understanding campus resources and services.
  • Creating and making progress towards goals.

Mentee

Mentees are asked to meet regularly with their mentor for support throughout the academic year and participate in opportunities to connect and engage with the campus community. Mentorships provide additional growth and learning opportunities.

To get connected with a Peer Mentor, complete the Request A Mentor form.

Mentor

Mentors support a student’s successful academic, social, and personal transition to UW-Platteville and assists them in their connection with campus resources and services by sharing knowledge and personal experiences. Mentors also have an opportunity to develop their own skills and experience a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction while supporting student success.

If you are interested in helping others succeed at UW-Platteville, review the Peer Mentor Job Description. Peer Mentor applications can be found on Handshake:  Peer Mentor – Academic Support Programs.

Learn more

To learn more about the Peer Mentor Program, contact us at 608.342.1081 or peermentor@uwplatt.edu.

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