Student Peer Mentoring

Posted by Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities on September 4, 2017

Vol 28, No 3: Student Peer Mentoring

Urban and metropolitan universities attract individuals from a rich diversity of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences with the promise of helping them achieve their academic and professional goals. In order to ensure that all our students can fully participate in and benefit from the post-secondary experience, institutions are seeking ways to provide supports that help them navigate these complex environments. Peer mentoring is one effective strategy for this. The authors in this issue, drawing upon examples from universities across the country that vary in scale and scope, highlight innovative peer mentoring programs designed for students who have served in the military, are first-generation in their family to attend college, have a disability, are immigrants, and belong to a racial or ethnic minority group. Collectively, they show how peer mentoring enriches learning experiences for students.

Table of Contents

Peer Mentoring: A tool for serving the diverse needs of 21st century college students
Peter Collier

Why peer mentoring is an effective approach for promoting college student success
Peter Collier

Creating Inclusive Campus Communities: The Vital Role of Peer Mentorship in Inclusive Higher Education
Catherine Lewis

Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE): Implementing a sustainable peer support program for student veterans on college campuses
Michelle Kees, Brittany Risk, Chrysta Meadowbrooke, Timothy Nellett, Jane Spinner

Peer mentoring for undergraduates in a research-focused diversity initiative
Thomas E. Keller, Kay Logan, Jennifer Lindwall, Caitlyn Beals

Wake Forest University: Building a campus-wide mentoring culture
Allison McWilliams

Innovating for student success: The University Leadership Network (ULN) and tiered undergraduate peer mentor model
Jennifer L. Smith

Supporting college students through peer mentoring: Serving immigrant students
Matthew Kring


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