The T.E.A.M. Peer Mentor Program focuses on three major areas of student life: Academic Achievement, Health and Wellness, and Student Development. Students who understand how these areas affect their lives have a better chance of success at Bucknell. The program’s goal is to connect the scholars to every aspect of Bucknell University.
Throughout the year Peer Mentors build personal connections with first-year students by arranging individual meetings with their assigned scholars and participating in team-building activities, including interactive group events and topical discussions. The mentor program helps mentors gain experience in leadership and service, and enriches their ability to work with diverse student populations.
The T.E.A.M. Peer Mentor is critical to the development and success of the program. The success of the first-year scholars’ academic and social adjustment depends, in part, on the quality of the T.E.A.M. staff, as well as the Office of Multicultural Student Services and the University community in its entirety.
The T.E.A.M. Peer Mentor is expected to:
- Attend the T.E.A.M Peer Mentor Program Leadership Training Seminars for several weeks in the spring term and a two-day Training Workshop in August before fall classes start.
- Establish a regular meeting schedule with scholars and attend all bi-weekly mentor check-ins. Mentors also submit bi-weekly mentor logs to program Co-Director(s).
- Provide opportunities for you and your scholar to communicate openly about Bucknell University’s student life.
- Foster a personal interest in your assigned T.E.A.M. scholar and involve the scholar in a manner that will help the scholar feel welcome, ease the transition into Bucknell and enable the scholar to engage with Bucknell’s academic and campus life effectively.
- Develop knowledge of Bucknell’s resources for learning skills, emotional support and professional development, and refer students on an as needed basis.
- Sign a confidentiality statement stating that all matters pertaining to student records (academic, judicial) will remain confidential.
- Assist the T.E.A.M. Peer Mentor Program Staff with assistance and support as deemed necessary for the progress of the T.E.A.M. Peer Mentor Program.
- Designation as a licensed campus driver is a plus! The T.E.A.M. program may assist with the expenses of training interested drivers.
How to Apply
Rising sophomore, junior, and senior students interested in being a Peer Mentor should apply online in fall 2015.
If you have questions or concerns about the T.E.A.M. program, please contact Shallary Simmons Duncan, Co-Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Vincent Stephens, Co-Director (email@example.com).