The Bucknell University T.E.A.M. Peer Mentor Program is a year-long program for selected underrepresented student scholars entering Bucknell University as first-year or transfer students in the fall. T.E.A.M. partners first-year student scholars with an upper-class peer mentor to establish a supportive and guiding relationship. The program helps first-year students transition into Bucknell’s academic and social atmosphere and develop their academic skills.

T.E.A.M. peer mentors are trained to communicate effectively with their scholars. Throughout the year mentors build personal connections with first-year scholars by arranging individual meetings with their assigned scholars and participating in team-building activities, including interactive group events and topical discussions. The program helps mentors gain experiences in leadership and service, and enriches their ability to work with diverse student populations.

Scholars have the following benefits:

  • A trained upper-class mentor dedicated to welcoming you to Bucknell.
  • An exclusive T.E.A.M. pre-orientation program RAMP Up! (Ready, Aware, Motivated and Prepared) that introduces you to study skills, campus resources and faculty & staff members.
  • Access to seminars and programs that will assist in your first-year transition. Previous topics included discussions of campus climate and sessions on acquiring internships.
  • Invitations to attend social events including Sunday brunches, a pre-Thanksgiving Dinner and a Spring Banquet.
  • A supportive community of mentors, scholars and staff invested in your long-term success at Bucknell.

Expectations of scholars

Student scholars are expected to meet with their mentor regularly; attend program meetings during the semester with their mentor and program staff; attend program social events; acquire knowledge of all areas of university resources; and actively engage in their Bucknell University experience.

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