Starting university can be challenging, which is why we assign each new student a Peer Mentor–a high-achieving upper-year student who will help you through your first term at York.
Peer Mentors can't provide academic advising (such as explaining your degree requirements), but they are there to help you develop the skills you need for academic and personal success like organizational strategies, learning techniques, self-awareness and academic confidence.
As a new York student affiliated with New College, you are automatically enrolled in this program and typically paired with a volunteer Peer Mentor from your area of study who will contact you before classes start. You’ll have access to group workshops and one-on-one consultation services, and connections to the resources and opportunities offered by New College, LA&PS and York University.
How It Works
Your Peer Mentor stays with you for your first term at York. Mentors are student volunteers trained in campus resources and how to assist you best in your transition. Feel free to ask them any questions or concerns as you begin your university journey, such as where to get help with writing, which professor in the program they liked best, where to eat on campus and how to get involved in intramurals.
Peer Mentors do not provide you with academic advising or tutoring for a specific course, but they can direct you to the right people and places for academic or administrative help.
The Peer Mentorship Program runs during the Fall, Winter and Summer semesters.
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