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University Studies Program: General Education for the 21st Century

Recruiting USP Peer Mentors

"This semester I do not know what I would have done without my peer mentor. She really helped me know more about campus and how to achieve academic greatness! This is why I want to become one myself. I want to become a leader to first year students who have great potential but need a positive influence to guide them in the right direction. I believe that students need someone who can both be a mentor and a friend, and this is who I want to be."

USP Peer Mentor with Mentees

USP Peer Mentors help students become familiar with academic and campus life at UW Oshkosh in their first semester. Mentors will be chosen based on their success as students and as campus leaders. If you know any students with the potential to be a great Peer Mentor, please encourage them to apply! 

The peer mentor application deadline is March 3, 2014. Applicants must be currently enrolled students in good academic and disciplinary standing at UW Oshkosh. USP Peer Mentor candidates should possess a variety of qualities including, but not limited to:

  • Familiarity with UW Oshkosh resources, services and campus
  • University pride
  • A desire to work with students, faculty and staff members
  • A willingness to learn and teach
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Leadership potential
  • Interpersonal and public communication competence
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse students and to promote inclusive excellence

Mentors will receive a $500 stipend during the fall 2014 semester. Training will take place this spring.

Question? Contact Peer Mentor Program Director, Debbie Gray Patton at (920) 424-3416 or graypatt@uwosh.edu.

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