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Peer Mentoring Project (MP2)

Peer Mentor Position Description


Responsibilities

  • 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


Qualifications

  • 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


Benefits

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
http://www.dso.iastate.edu/msa/learningcommunities/gen10

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.