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CSSH Department Peer Mentors

What Are the Goals of the CSSH Peer Mentoring Program?

Located within academic units, CSSH Peer Mentors are upperclass students who work with incoming students within their majors. Each program/department’s peer mentoring program looks a bit different, but the goals for each of them are the same:

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

Who Are the Peer Mentors?

Select a major from the sub-menu to meet the Spring 2020 peer mentors. These students applied to the program in November on their own accord or at the recommendation of their academic advisor, co-op coordinator, or program/department faculty. A faculty member in each program/department ultimately confirmed their acceptance into the peer mentoring program.

Please note that students on full-time co-op are not eligible to serve as peer mentors while on co-op. We encourage you to apply to serve as a NUin Mentor or CSSH Ambassador instead!

What Are the Expectations of the Peer Mentors?

Summer 2020

  1. Opportunity to meet and interact with incoming students during their summer Orientation sessions (more information and sign-ups will be emailed after mentors have been accepted)

Spring 2020 

  1. Attend mandatory college-wide peer mentor training held the morning of Tuesday, September 8th from 9:30am-11:30am
  2. Attend Welcome Week department breakout in the afternoon of Tuesday, September 8th
  3. Attend DEPT1000 “Your Department” at Northeastern when invited by the instructor if your schedule permits
  4. Invite and accompany your mentees to the CSSH Experiential Liberal Arts Photo Contest reception if your schedule permits (date/time TBD; usually held in the afternoon in late September)
  5. Invite and accompany your mentees to academic department/major student club/organization before late October
  6. Invite and accompany your mentees to at least one CSSH event and one university-wide event throughout the fall term
  7. Pass along information about department-related or other interesting events to your mentees, trying to accompany them when possible (examples: lectures, fairs, etc)
  8. Check-in with mentees individually or as a group every two weeks via in-person meeting, text, or email
  9. Opportunities to meet and interact with undeclared majors or students switching from another major
  10. Opportunities to attend department events and provide your student perspective

Fall 2021

 Fall 2020 Department Peer Mentor priority application deadline is April 1st!

CSSH Peer Mentor Application (Fall)

  • Example: 001122334
  • Example: She/Her
  • Example: husky.n@husky.neu.edu
  • Example: Economics
  • Example: Political Science
  • Example: 4
  • Note: You may be mentoring incoming students who are entering as a combined major with the discipline you're selecting below.
  • Please note that students on full-time co-op are not eligible to serve as peer mentors while on co-op. We encourage you to apply to serve as a NUin Mentor or CSSH Ambassador instead!

Who Do I Contact If I Have Questions?

If you have any questions about the CSSH Peer Mentoring program or application please email Michaela Modica at m.kinlock@northeastern.edu.