Student Experience Office

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Peer Mentor Program

The Peer Mentor Program is a volunteer program delivered by the Student Experience Office. The program is designed to match-upper year peer mentors with other Queen’s students who believe that they would benefit from the support of a Mentor.

The goal of the program is to help students develop the skills they will need to be successful at university. Mentors form meaningful relationships with their mentees to provide support and model university survival skills and mental health-coping strategies. The program aims to build confidence, encourage healthy lifestyles, and contribute to a satisfying university experience.

Program Details 

  • Requests for a Peer Mentor are accepted from September until the end of the school year in April
  • Students may hear about the program from a counsellor, accessibility services staff member, learning strategist or a faculty/staff member. Students may also self-refer into the program.
  • You and your mentor will set mutually-convenient regular meetings
  • You may meet weekly for up to one hour
  • There is no cost to participate

How can a Peer Mentor help me?

A mentor can assist with some or all of the following:

  • Answering questions about university life
  • Adjusting to university life and academics
  • University survival skills
  • Getting involved on campus
  • Problem-solving and goal-setting
  • Time management skills
  • Reading and note-making skills
  • Exam preparation skills
  • Seeing the “Big Picture”
  • Focus and concentration
  • Increasing motivation
  • Stress management tips
  • Healthy lifestyle assessment
  • Accessing campus resources
  • And more!

On behalf of current mentor team, we can’t wait to meet you!

Request a Mentor

Requesting a mentor is easy! The first step is filling out a short intake survey, once complete a peer mentor will contact you via email to set up your first meeting!

Faculty and Staff 

Do you know a student who would benefit from peer mentorship? There are two ways to connect them with the Peer Mentor Program!

1. Refer them to our website to fill out the intake survey.
2. Email mentoring@queensu.ca with the student’s name and contact information. We will reach out to them.