Encouraging Student Success

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All About Peer 2 Peer

 

Peer 2 Peer is a mentoring program designed to support first year SSS participants with the transition to college life through the guidance and assistance of upper class SSS students. Peer 2 Peer combines weekly one on one meetings between mentors and protégés with group activities which are now open to all Creighton students.

The primary goal of the Peer 2 Peer mentoring program is to enrich the personal and academic development of first year SSS participants while building the leadership skills of upper class SSS students.

The objectives of the program are:

  • To assist new students in their transition to Creighton by broadening students knowledge of a variety of academic and university resources.
  • To develop a solid relationship between upper class students and first year students with similar interests.
  • To provide a strong foundation of support in order to assure the success of first year students within the university.
  • To develop life long friendships.

Application and Selection Process

Mentor

Mentors must submit a complete application, which includes areas of interest, major, career goals, extra curricular activities, and a short essay explaining why he or she wants to participate in the program. In addition, a mentor applicant must meet the following criteria: Be an upper class SSS student Possess a sincere desire to be actively involved Have a minimum 2.5 GPA Complete required training.

Protégé

Protégés must submit a complete application, which includes areas of interest, major, career goals, extra curricular activities, and a short essay explaining why he or she wants to participate in the program. In addition, protégés applicant must meet the following criteria: Be a first year SSS student Possess a sincere desire to meet with a mentor.

Both mentor and protégé must meet once a week for at least one hour at a location that is convenient for them. Mentors and protégés must also attend all group activities as planned. Activities are held two to three times per semester.

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