Peer Mentoring Project (MP2)

Peer Mentor Position Description


  • Serve as an energetic and enthusiastic volunteer to help first-year students succeed at Hamilton
  • Develop and maintain relationships with and provide assistance and support for first-year students (focus on a smooth transition, acclimation and a sense of belonging)
  • Serve as a resource for students new to the College
  • Participate in training, programs and activities
  • Attend group meetings
  • Serve as a positive role model


  • Be a rising sophomore, junior or senior
  • Be in good academic and social standing
  • Reside at Hamilton throughout the fall and spring semesters
  • Be willing to learn and share information about the Hamilton College community, student life, and campus resources
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have a genuine desire to help their peers succeed
  • Demonstrate leadership potential
  • Be self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • Display a willingness to learn about different cultures


Peer mentors have the opportunity to:

  • Build close relationships with new students
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Guide new students through their first-year


Adapted from the Iowa State University Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Multicultural Leadership Learning Community

For more information contact Associate Dean of Students for Multicultural Affairs and Accessibility Services Allen Harrison at aharriso@hamilton.edu or 315-859-4021, ext. 4021 on-campus.