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



Recent News

On 2/3/15, Thank you for applying!

We are going through all applications and will contact you soon.

On 11/6/14, Information Sessions

We have four information sessions coming up that you can attend, learn about the program, and ask questions.
  • Wednesday, November 12th, 9:00-10:00am
  • Thursday, November 20th, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Friday, November 21st, 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • Monday, November 24th, 4:00pm-5:...

On 10/14/14, OPEN: 2015-2016 Application for the...

The Application for the University Studies Mentor Scholarship for the 2015-2016 Academic Year are open now for both Undergraduate and Graduate Peer Mentors. Starting October 15th, 2014.

All applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 pm on January 16,...

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