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Peer Mentoring Program  

For general questions regarding the Psychology peer mentorship program,  email  psych_advising@stonybrook.edu.Psychology Peer M Psychology Peer Mentoring Logoentoring Logo

The Psychology Peer Mentoring Program assists first year and transfer students in their transition to Stony Brook University and to the department of Psychology. Peer mentors will act as role models and assist new students with their transition into Stony Brook and to the department of Psychology to ensure the persistence and success in the major. They will help students gain knowledge about Stony Brook University, the Psychology department, and the various resources, activities, and programs we have to offer. The main responsibility of a peer mentor is to help support incoming students and act as a more readily available resource for them.

The goals of this program include the following:

  • Promoting the connection to the department of Psychology and Stony Brook University
  • Encouraging independence and positive self-discovery for the mentees
  • Enhancing academic success and persistence in the Psychology major
  • Providing a consistent and reliable source of support for mentees

Qualifications to Apply

  • Students must have a GPA of at least 3.2
  • Students must be currently declared the Psychology major
  • Students must have completed PSY 103 and at least two 200-level PSY courses
  • Students must have 20 or more credits of upper-division coursework completed or in progress at the time of application
  • Students should be involved on campus and have a good knowledge of the department of Psychology and Stony Brook resources

Mentor Responsibilities

  • Meet with their mentees for at least one hour every month
  • Help their mentees become familiar with campus resources and events
  • Submit monthly journal entries
  • Attend monthly meetings with Psychology staff and all mentors

Benefits for Mentors

  • 1 credit of PSY 488 (Internship)
  • Work with Stony Brook and Psychology faculty/staff
  • New networking opportunities through their student leadership position
  • Improve interpersonal and communication skills necessary in any career
  • Help plan events for students
  • Build their resume
  • Act as a role model for students new to campus 

To apply to be a Peer Mentor, please fill out the application here . The deadline to apply to become a Peer Mentor is July 30, 2020.