Washington State University

Peer Mentor Program

2016-17 mentors

Through the Multicultural Student Services mentoring program, WSU students are selected to serve as mentors to new and transfer Native American students. This program promotes and facilitates student interaction and provides opportunities for students to connect and form strong academic relationships, share knowledge, and work together to succeed in college.

Every incoming Native student is matched to a mentor, who will contact students before they come to campus and throughout their first year at WSU.  Student mentors provide their mentees with personalized and sensitive support for academic, personal, and social development while enhancing their leadership, team building and communication skills.

Goals of the program are:

  • Enhance students' understanding of the purpose and role of higher education
  • Assist students in developing a relationship with the institution, peers, staff, and community
  • Provide information concerning academic policies, procedures and programs
  • Promote an awareness of non-classroom opportunities
  • Create an atmosphere that minimizes anxiety, promotes positive attitudes, and stimulates an environment for learning
  • Develop familiarity with the physical surroundings
  • Improve the retention rate of new students
Native American Programs, PO Box 641046, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-1046, 509-335-8618, Contact Us