Transitions & Connections: Peer Mentor Program for New Students.

BACKGROUND

Our incoming students have experienced a variety of academic, health, and personal challenges in the last 18 months. Coming to college can be an overwhelming experience under normal circumstances, and this year there’s an even greater need to create opportunities for authentic human connection, reflection on transitions and change, and open and inclusive interaction with peers. While some units on campus offer mentoring programs for first-years, many students don’t have the opportunity to connect with peers and to receive support in their transition to college prior to their arrival to Ithaca. We are piloting this program to offer meaningful support in the summer and to ease the transition to Cornell.  Contact summerpeermentors@cornell.edu for more information.  

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

IDP and LSC are recruiting and training a select group of undergraduate peer mentors who have the skills, experience, and desire to create an inclusive and connected campus community. These mentors will meet via Zoom with small groups of incoming students and facilitate connection to the Cornell community throughout the month of July. They will facilitate casual conversations, share about their own Cornell experiences, answer mentees’ questions and  refer students to other resources when needed.  Check out the TC Peer Mentor Flyer.  Contact summerpeermentors@cornell.edu for more information.

 



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