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GL Zone

GL Zone is a unique peer mentorship and community engagement program designed to support student transition and experience, as well as the larger Glendon community through the interactive information kiosk in the Centre of Excellence. Do you have questions about academic or student life? Are you looking for new experiences outside of class while engaging in community building? Or are you just curious about Glendon-related matters? If so, GL Zone is the right place to go. If you are in your first year you can contact your peer mentor, and if you are an upper year, come say hi in the Centre of Excellence at our kiosk or email us at studentaffairs@glendon.yorku.ca. Here, you can always connect with our peer mentors, ask questions, learn about events and workshops on campus, participate in engaging activities and do so much more!

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Join the team

Are you an involved student on campus, or looking to get more involved? Then GL Zone is a great opportunity to get connected and maximize your experience. The program offers various volunteer and work/study options of involvement for all students. 

Deadline: Initial deadline is June 30, 2023. Applications are accepted until all positions are filled.

Why join the team? 

  • Develop leadership, communication, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills 
  • Make positive impact on Glendon student life 
  • Grow personally, professionally, and academically 
  • Network with other students, and full-time staff 
  • Be part of an inclusive and supportive team   

Peer Mentor: 1 on 1 Mentorship  

  • 2-3 hours/week  
  • Mid-August to end of April 
  • Training in August 
  • Primary role is to serve as a resource and support person to incoming students 
  • You will be assigned a list of up to 25 mentees 
  • Schedule at least 1 meeting per semester with each mentee 
  • Send 1 email per month to all mentees 
  • Meet with your Senior Peer Mentor once a semester 
  • Full Team meeting 1 a semester, plus optional socials 
  • Get a GL Zone sweater and other swag  
  • Certificate of completion 
  • Reference letter (upon request)

Peer Leader: Kiosk activities 

  • 2-3 hours/week 
  • Mid-August to end of March  
  • Training in August 
  • Proactively engage with students and other community members 
  • Animating and moderating activities at the Kiosk 
  • Answering questions, identifying need and liaising with resources and support  
  • Collaborate with social media team to create content 
  • Full Team meeting 1 a semester, plus optional socials 
  • Get a GL Zone sweater, and other swag 
  • Certificate of completion 
  • Reference letter (upon request) 

Request a Peer Mentor

Do you feel like you would do better if you had someone to support you during your university life? Do you want someone to help you practice your language skills or just want an accountability buddy? Peer mentors can help you with all of that as well as campus involvement and basic life skills while helping you achieve your personal and academic goals.

Mentors provide guidance on:

  • Academic & Financial Literacy
  • Wellness
  • Leadership Development
  • Communication
  • Campus life

Who can qualify to become a mentee?

First-year students are automatically matched to an upper-year student mentor, however, if desired, students of any year can request for a peer mentor. Students will be attempted to be matched to a peer mentor of the same program, however there is no guarantee. See the sign-up form below for more information.