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The Peer Mentor Program assists multicultural first year and transfer students in making a successful and effective transition to JMU. It is an excellent opportunity to meet other students and develop a network of support on campus.


The Counseling Center's Peer Mentor Program was established in 1986. The program provides an excellent opportunity to meet a diverse group of students who share similar experiences and interests. New students are paired with a mentor. The mentor and mentee connection provides an academic, cultural, and social support network for students seeking to be successful at JMU.

The Peer Mentor Program is staffed by upper-class undergraduate students who are interested in helping multicultural students overcome obstacles they may encounter during their first year at JMU. The peer mentors are resources to their mentees, providing social and academic guidance. Contact the Counseling Center for more information.