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Arch Scholars Peer Mentoring Program

The Arch Scholars Peer Mentoring program is Weinberg College’s initiative to support first-generation students, students with greater financial need, and students underrepresented in their field. Eligible first year students are invited to join the program during Wildcat Welcome.

As part of the Peer Mentoring program, first year students are matched with an undergraduate mentor who you will meet with weekly as part of a small group. The goal of the program is to foster a tight-knit community of mentors, mentees, and staff who will work together to help first year students develop the tools necessary to succeed personally and academically. The mentor-mentee relationship is also intended to be a valuable source of friendship, guidance, and support as you navigate your first year.

Students interested in serving as mentors are invited to apply in the spring quarter for the following academic year. Mentors are students who have participated in at least one Arch program and are in good academic standing. Our graduate coordinators, who oversee the program, will organize resource workshops throughout the academic year to help mentors foster positive relationships with their mentees. Mentors will receive a $150 stipend per quarter.

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