One of the core
components of the Providence Institute is peer mentoring. Every incoming PI student
will be assigned a peer mentor at the start of the academic year. Assignments
are arranged on a compatibility basis.
Students are required to work with their peer mentor throughout the course of the
first academic year during study hall
sessions, group activities, academic workshops and check-in meetings.
Peer mentors will...
- Provide immediate,
pro-active support for their assigned students
- Assist with the
transition from high school to college
- Promote academic
- Encourage the
development of positive relationships with students, faculty and staff
- Offer knowledge about
campus services and resources
- Foster self-confidence
so that PI students become more independent
- Empower PI students by
modeling the study, organizational and personal skills needed for success
- Be a consistent and
reliable source of structure and motivation