Peer Mentor Program

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UNST Peer Mentor Program

The University Studies Peer Mentor Program at Portland State University plays an integral role in the Freshman Inquiry (FRINQ) and Sophomore Inquiry (SINQ) courses by recruiting highly-skilled undergraduate and graduate students to mentor first and second-year students. The Peer Mentor Program was developed under the same award-winning, interdisciplinary general education guidelines as PSU's University Studies Program.

Over 100 undergraduate and graduate Peer Mentors work directly with the FRINQ and SINQ faculty to support students by role-modeling and developing the skills needed to succeed at the university. Given the nature of their work, and their frequent professional development trainings, Peer Mentors also benefit by developing strong leadership, listening, and communication skills, making them highly sought after candidates in the workplace and in graduate programs. Click here for more information or email



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University Studies HUB

Send students to The HUB in Cramer Hall 169 for drop-in academic advising, and information on studying abroad, deciding on a major, career preparation, study practices, and financial wellness.

Information Sessions

We host Information Sessions on applying to be a Peer Mentor every Fall Term. Check back in Fall 2017.All sessions will be held in Cramer Hall 117, in the Large Conference Room, and will last roughly 45 minutes to an hour.

2017-2018 Application for the University Studies...

The Application for the University Studies Mentor Scholarship for the 2017-2018 Academic Year closed on January 20, 2017. The 2018-2019 applications will open during Fall 2017. 

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