Peer Mentor Program

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Our Mission:

Student Outreach Services’ Peer Mentor Program serves first-year students by fostering excellence through social and academic integration. The Peer Mentor Program is made up of juniors and seniors who help, guide, and provide resources for incoming first-year and transfer students. As active student leaders, Peer Mentors share personal experiences to assist and help ease the transition from high school and other colleges to Western’s campus by providing support and building bridges between their mentees and departments and resources across campus.

Want to get involved in clubs, intramural sports or student government and affairs? Ask your Peer Mentor! Mentors provide students with the help needed to find a place at Western. Peer Mentors provide a student’s perspective on the best places to eat, know-how regarding bus routes and other transportation needs, insight to who the “best” professors are, and send alerts on upcoming events on campus. Students have a ready resource for answers to questions ranging from how to get involved in student activities to how to add a class or declare a major.

How does it work?

First-year and new transfer students apply to become participants in the Peer Mentor Program through Student Outreach Services. Once selected, mentors and mentees are matched based on their compatibility. After the match is made, mentors and mentees meet weekly for an hour each week to connect, check on the mentee's progress at Western, and answer any questions the mentee might have.

What are the Mentees saying?

"Anytime I had a question, they had the answer. If they didn't know the answer, then they found the answer."

"We had a great connection and because of that, this quarter was my most successful so far."

"Thank you for being a positive person in my life. Your help is really so appreciated!"

Who are the Peer Mentors?

Learn more about the Peer Mentors for the 2022-2023 academic year:

Want to sign up for a Peer Mentor?

If you are interested, fill out a short sign-up form. The Peer Mentor Program coordinator will get back to you with information about matching you with a Peer Mentor for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Want more information?

For more information about the Peer Mentor Program or to learn more about having a have a Peer Mentor, contact the Peer Mentor Program Coordinator:                   

Bryce Sasaki
Phone: (360) 650-2664

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