Peer Mentors are an integral part of the new student academic experience at St. Mary’s. A Peer Mentor is assigned to each section of the Liberal Arts Seminar (Core101 for first year students, Core301 for transfers), and works with the section professor to help ensure that students are adjusting to the academic expectations of St. Mary’s.
Peer Mentor Duties:
- The Peer Mentors help lead discussion
- Facilitate “5th Hour” events for each section of the class
- Provide an advanced student perspective within the Seminars
Peer mentors attend every session of the First Year Seminar section to which they are assigned, with the exception of when there is a peer mentor group meeting.
Peer Mentor Videos for First Years:
Become a Peer Mentor
Advanced undergraduate students (with junior or senior standing) at St. Mary’s College of Maryland can apply to be Peer Mentors for the First Year Seminars (either CORE101, in the fall, or CORE301, in the spring). Dr. Williams will send out a call for applications by February each year.
Students may apply by submitting the following:
- A letter that details their interest
- Class standing (students must be a junior or senior in the semester during which they plan to be a peer mentor)
- Overall GPA
- Why you think you would be a good peer mentor
- Reference (name of one faculty member)
- Section(s) of the First Year Seminar for which they would want to be considered
Contact Dr. Libby Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org