Peer Mentoring Program

College is a big step. The Central Piedmont Peer Mentoring program connects student mentors with new students to help with the transition to college.

Are you a new Central Piedmont student? A peer mentor can help guide you through unique challenges and help you find the answers to a variety of questions, ranging from academic concerns to the challenges of balancing school and other priorities.

Benefits of Signing Up for a Peer Mentor

  • increased confidence and self esteem

  • enhanced self-motivation, self-discipline, and goal-setting

  • opportunity to gain knowledge about Central Piedmont's resources and services, while getting connected to other peers

Eligibility for Getting a Peer Mentor

  • Currently registered for at least one class at Central Piedmont

  • Open-minded for suggestions

  • Keep a positive attitude

  • Get to know your mentor and accept support

  • Strive for success and show an interest in academic achievement

Peer Mentoring Scholar (Peer Mentor) Responsibilities and Expectations

Interested in helping first-year students at Central Piedmont get comfortable here and becoming a role model?

  • Maintain regular contact with mentee

  • Attend and participate in mandatory group meetings (quarterly)

  • Plan and participate in selected campus events

  • Coordinate and facilitate service-learning opportunities

  • Keep a log of volunteer hours, mentee meetings, and progress

  • Provide feedback on the mentor program

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Apply to be a Peer Mentor

The final selection of mentors will occur by the second week of July. If selected, you will receive notice of your application decision with further instructions about your participation in the program.

  • Provide one letter of recommendation from a Central Piedmont faculty or staff member or from a recent job or community outreach supervisor (from the spring semester).

  • Engage in an interview.

Application to Become a Peer Mentor

Apply to be a peer mentor