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Become a USP Peer Mentor

Peer Mentors at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

UW Oshkosh has made a commitment to ensuring that every first-year student has a Peer Mentor to help guide them through the first semester of college life.  Peer Mentors serve in every Quest I class and are excited to be part of the University Studies Program!

Our Quest I Peer Mentor program has four basic goals:

1.)  Help first-year students transition from high school or employment to college life.

2.)  Connect students to resources on campus that will help them succeed.

3.)  Engage first-year students with the campus and the greater Oshkosh community.

4.)  Foster a sense of connection to both the campus and fellow UW Oshkosh students, staff, and faculty.

Who Are Peer Mentors and What Do They Do?

Peer Mentors are students who are trained and ready to help first-year students become familiar with academic life at UW Oshkosh. They have been chosen because of their success as a student and leader on campus.

USP Peer Mentors:

  • attend campus events with first-year students and their Quest I classes;
  • answer questions about the UW Oshkosh campus;
  • and refer students to on-campus resources.

Become a Peer Mentor

Excited to become a Peer Mentor? If you are interested in helping others succeed in college and have "been there and done that," read the Peer Mentor job description to see if this opportunity is right for you.

How to Apply and Application Deadlines

If you're interested in serving as a Peer Mentor for Fall 2017 Quest I courses, here are some deadlines to keep in mind:

Applications due to Debbie Gray Patton: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 (priority deadline; applications accepted after this date until positions are filled)

Interviews:  The week of March 6th

Notification of Selection:  Monday, March 27, 2017

Peer Mentor Training:  Sunday, April 30, 2017 (mandatory), 1:00-7:00pm

If you have questions about the Peer Mentor selection process, please let us know!  Debbie Gray Patton would be happy to help you.

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