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Peer Mentorship

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.​​

Have questions about Peer Mentorship? Contact us at lapspeer@yorku.ca.

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.

The Peer Mentorship Program runs during the Fall, Winter and Summer semesters.

Although I was a new student this year, I had no trouble navigating everything through your mentorship and events! Even though everything was online, I enjoyed attending events like virtual yoga, movie nights & trivia nights.

— Alexandra Stone
Student, Vanier College

Meet our Peer Mentors!

Coming soon!

Become a Peer Mentor Volunteer!


Help incoming students achieve their personal and academic goals by becoming a Peer Mentor.

Many students require support when beginning their academic career, and the Peer Mentor Network helps provide that through reliable, knowledgeable and friendly mentors in their upper years.

As a Peer Mentor, you will not only help others but also have opportunities to connect with your peers and learn valuable organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills.

We are looking for volunteers to join our Peer Mentor Network for the 2022-23 academic year. This is a terrific opportunity to build a sense of community, get involved on-campus, develop leadership skills, and positively impact the student experience across LA&PS.