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CSSH Peer Mentors are students in their sophomore year and above who provide new students in their department with peer guidance and support.

Interested in serving as a Spring ’23 CSSH Peer Mentor? Apply here!

What are the goals of the CSSH Peer Mentor program?

  1. Help first-year students and transfer students feel connected to their programs/departments
  2. Provide peer support during a student’s first semester on campus
  3. Ease new students’ transition to college/Northeastern life through peer guidance
  4. Introduce and help new students navigate opportunities on campus and in Boston
  5. Build a CSSH community that spans across class levels (from first-years to seniors)
  6. Provide examples of curricular, extracurricular, and experiential learning pathways by sharing stories of lived experiences

What are the expectations of CSSH Peer Mentors?

  1. Mentor 3-7 new students in your academic department.
  2. Attend DEPT1000 (First-Year Seminar class) when invited by the instructor to share from your experiences and meet with mentees. Mentors must have schedule availability compatible with the meeting time of their department’s 1000 class. Students in combined majors will be considered for either department based on schedule and need.
  3. Invite and accompany your mentees to at least one academic department event or department/major student club, and at least one CSSH or university-wide event.
  4. Check-in with mentees individually or as a group every two weeks via in-person meeting, text, or email.
  5. Attend mandatory College-wide Peer Mentor trainings/check-in meetings every 3-4 weeks.
  6. Assist with planning College-wide community events, contribute to Students of CSSH social media account, and/or meet with College leaders to represent peers, as requested/available.

CSSH Peer Mentors will be compensated at $16.25/hour for Spring 2023. Peer Mentors can expect to commit an average of 1-2 hours per week to the program.

What are the expectations of Lead Peer Mentors?

In addition to the responsibilities of a CSSH Peer Mentor, Lead Peer Mentors are responsible for:

  1. Liaising with department faculty to coordinate DEPT1000 Peer Mentor visits
  2. Managing mentor-mentee assignments for their department
  3. Managing the event planning process for one department-wide event per semester
  4. Attending biweekly check-in meetings with Coordinator of Undergraduate Student Engagement

One Lead Peer Mentor will be hired from each department. Lead Peer Mentors are required to have at least one semester of experience as a CSSH Peer Mentor with a strong record of reliability and engagement. Returning mentors who wish to be considered for the Lead Peer Mentor role can indicate their interest on the Returning Peer Mentor application.

Lead Peer Mentors will be compensated at $17.50/hour for Spring 2023. Lead Peer Mentors can expect to commit an average of 2-3 hours per week to the program.

What is the application deadline for Spring 2023?

Priority Deadline: December 9
Virtual Group Interviews: Week of December 12

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you have any questions about the CSSH Peer Mentor program or application, please contact Kelliann Henry, Coordinator of Undergraduate Student Engagement, at