Academic Peer Mentoring

Our peer mentoring program is designed to engage and empower you as a first-year student.

  • We'll connect you with upperclassmen who are available to serve as your mentor throughout the academic year, offering guidance, support, and encouragement throughout the first year of your Marian journey.
  • Our academic peer mentors have been specially trained to help you take full advantage of the university's resources and programs. They also understand what it takes to successfully navigate campus life. We have peer mentors from a variety of academic majors who are pursuing degrees in a range of programs. All peer mentors are supervised by full-time Center for Academic and Student Engagement (CASE) professional staff.

If you've been assigned an academic peer mentor, you can expect to be contacted by him or her a week before the start of classes. 

Spring training for the Academic Peer Mentor program

How can an academic peer mentor assist you?

  • 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 Handshake.
  • Connect you to campus resources.
  • Be 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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