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Peer Mentor Program

The University Residences Peer Mentor Program provides first-year minority residents from under-represented groups with encouragement and support as they transition to life at Purdue. In addition, this program provides student leaders opportunities to gain transferable leadership skills by interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Mentors, often former Peer Mentor Program mentees, are upperclassmen who have exhibited academic proficiency and leadership ability. They are trained to discuss issues and difficulties that their first-year peers are experiencing and make appropriate referrals to campus resources.

Remember being New to Purdue? Want to help a new student adjust? Become a Peer Mentor!

Job Description:

  • Assist 1st year residents in transition to Purdue University
  • Introduce residents from under-represented groups to life on campus
  • Meet 1-1 with residents
  • Attend regular meetings


  • 2.5 GPA
  • Live in University Residences during the next academic year
    Minimum of 1 year of Purdue University coursework completed prior to the next fall semester
  • Prior University Residences living experiences


  • Gain professional transferable skills including cross-cultural and inclusion skills, communication skills and group facilitation skills
  • Increase your professional network
  • Become a stronger RA applicant

Interested? Contact James J. Foster, Outreach Coordinator

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We look forward to meeting you soon. Boiler Up!