Academic Peer Mentoring

Designed to engage and empower first year scholars as they begin their college experience at Marian University, the first-year mentoring program connects first-year students with upperclassmen who serve as mentors throughout the academic year. Representing a variety of majors, Academic Peer Mentors are aware of Marian University’s resources, have been specially trained to help students transition to university life, and report to CASE staff members.

Academic Peer Mentors will contact their mentees the week prior to classes starting.

Marian University will be introducing an Academic Peer Mentoring for the fall 2015 semester.  Students interested in participating in the program as mentors should complete the mentee form by July 24, 2015. 


Spring training for the Academic Peer Mentor program

Academic Peer Mentor’s Can Help:

  • Introduce you to faculty within your major.
  • Help with study tips, registration, and what to expect during your advising appointment.
  • Share ideas on how to get involved on-campus.
  • Identify campus leadership opportunities.
  • Show you how to apply for jobs and internships available on KnightWorks.
  • Connect you to campus resources
  • By being a source of support and guidance during your first-year at Marian University.

Become an Academic Peer Mentor

Interested in becoming an Academic Peer Mentor?  All positions for the fall 2015 semester have been filled.  Applications for next year will be sent out during the spring 2016 semester.  For more information contact Jennifer Plumlee at or 317.955.6595​

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