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Peer-Mentorship Program

The Brooks School Peer-Mentorship program was developed by policy students for policy students with the aim to help build a supportive and inclusive community.  Student leaders guide the program under the direction of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Sharon Sassler, and Undergraduate Advising Coordinator, Jen Wright.

Selected mentors are expected to commit to the following activities and expectations over the course of the academic year:

  • Attend an introductory orientation/training workshop

  • Attend at least TWO gatherings with mentee’s

  • Be compassionate, available, accessible, and approachable to mentees

  • Be proactive in supporting mentees

  • Bring any challenges or concerns to the attention of the Central Undergraduate Advising Team  members for the purpose of continuing to strengthen your own mentoring practices and to provide the best support to undergraduate mentees.

Mentor Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for consideration as an undergraduate mentor:

  • Currently-enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student in the Brooks School

  • Must have completed at least one year in the Brooks School

If you are interested in becoming a mentor please fill out this online application.

Please contact with any questions or for more information about the mentor application process.

Each September a message will be sent to new students inviting them to sign up with a mentor. If you would like a mentor and missed the announcement, please contact