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The Counseling Center's Peer Mentor Program was established in 1986 to help first year and transfer multicultural students make a successful and rewarding transition to JMU. The program provides an excellent opportunity to meet a diverse group of students who share similar experiences and interests. The mentor/mentee connection provides an academic, cultural, and social support network for students seeking academic excellence and satisfaction.

The Peer Mentor Program is staffed by upper-class undergraduate students who are interested in helping multicultural students overcome the obstacles they may encounter during their first year at JMU. The peer mentors are resources to their mentees, providing social and academic guidance. Interested students may contact the Counseling Center at (540) 568-6552.