The School of Science program in peer mentoring is designed to help students adjust to Monmouth University and to the School of Science by providing support from fellow students. The program is directed by Associate Dean Catherine Duckett and Dr. Robin Kucharczyk.
Mentors meet with students periodically throughout the semester, both individually and in group activities. Mentors answer questions from their mentees about life at MU and how to get academic assistance and other help on campus. They also assist mentees in developing the critical thinking skills that will enable them to solve their own problems. Biographies of the 2013-2014 Peer Mentors can be found here.
Any first-year student declaring a major in the School of Science may request to be paired with a peer mentor. More information on this program will be made available to new students during Orientation activities in July. For further details, please contact the program directors. If you would like to be considered as a peer mentor for the 2014-2015 school year, you may download an application; application instructions will be made available in February.
"Having a connection to a student on campus who is in your shoes can be a great motivation and comfort as well as an excellent support system, in addition to the great staff and faculty. After peer mentoring a student last year and helping her adjust to college life and the School of Science, I have seen that just being there and being able to listen can be such a huge help. Don't be afraid to ask for help, and don't be afraid to give the Peer Mentoring Program a chance. It will prove to be a good choice on your part."
—BECCA BAIER, Former Peer Mentor
"Being a School of Science peer mentor is an excellent way to grow as an individual as well as help other School of Science students. I never expected to gain as much as I did from my experiences mentoring other students and organizing events to promote both professionalism and networking skills throughout the semester. Being a peer mentor is a privilege - I have learned how to make a difference as an upperclassman, and also gained valuable experiences for my own professional development."
—GENEVIEVE FASANO, Former Peer Mentor