Peer 2 Peer Mentoring Program (P2P)

P2P is a retention program that is open to all students, but is focused on students who are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields. These groups include African-Americans, Hispanic/Latinos, and Native Americans/Pacific Islanders. P2P is open to all full time students within the Colleges of Computing, Engineering, and Science.

The hallmark of P2P is a tiered mentoring program that includes bi-monthly meetings covering professional development topics, access to corporate sponsors, graduate school preparation, faculty research talks, campus resources and academic enrichment. Students will be assigned to small peer mentoring groups based on major and similar professional and academic goals.

NOTE: All mentor positions require an interview. Research scholars and research mentors are funded by the LSAMP program, must provide proof of participation in undergraduate research, and have additional program requirements as stated below.

Eligibility requirements for the P2P tiered mentoring program are:

Research Mentors $1500/semester
1. Upper level, full time students.
2. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
3. Mandatory attendance at bi-monthly meetings.  
4. Actively engaged in undergraduate research (proof required).
5. Assigned to mentor a group of 3-5 students in similar major and/or with similar long-term educational and career goals. Providing campus resources, academic support, and social integration as needed.
6. Attendance at the STEM Innovators Conference in Savannah, GA October 6-8, 2016 (travel expenses are provided by the LSAMP program). 
7. Complete monthly mentoring reports (3/semester) to be submitted to program staff.
8. Hosts additional group meetings with mentees (3/semester) outside of P2P meetings. 

Mentors $1200/semester
1. Upper level, full time students.
2. Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
3. Mandatory attendance at bi-monthly meetings. 
4. Mentors a group of 3-5 students in similar major and/or with similar long-term educational and career goals. Providing campus resources, academic support, and social integration as needed.
5. Complete monthly mentoring reports (3/semester) to be submitted to program staff.
6. Hosts additional group meetings with mentees (3/semester) outside of P2P meetings. 

Research Scholars $1000/semester
1. Full time students with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.
2. Mandatory attendance at bi-monthly meetings. 
3. Actively engaged in undergraduate research.
4. Encouraged to present research at one national conference per academic year (funding provided).
5. Attendance at the STEM Innovators Conference in Savannah, GA October 6-8, 2016 (travel expenses are provided by the LSAMP program). 
6. Regular communication with assigned mentor.
7. Attendance at monthly small group meetings as scheduled. 

Mentees $600/semester
1. Full time students with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.
2. Mandatory attendance at bi-monthly meetings. 
3. Regular communication with assigned mentor.
4. Attendance at monthly small group meetings as scheduled.    

Associates
1. Full time students.
2. No minimum GPA requirements.
3. Open to students who are not accepted into a funded position.
4. Access to peer mentoring and workshops.
5. Opportunity to move into a funded position once space is available or student meets eligibility requirements.

Graduate Student Mentors $1200/semester
1. Masters or PhD students in the Colleges of Computing, Engineering, Sciences.
2. Manages a group of 3-5 undergraduate student mentors.
‚Äč3. Provides 5-10 hours per month of mentoring support that includes:
       a. Reading the monthly mentoring reports that the undergraduate mentors submit (3/semester)
       b. Facilitating one workshop/semester related to graduate school prep
       c. Tutoring undergraduate students in the CEED resource center

                          

The P2P application is CLOSED for Spring 2017. For inquiries please contact the CEED office.