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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Peer Connections Program

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Who needs a Peer Mentor?

Are you nervous about being successful in college? Not sure where to go for help on campus, to get your hair cut in Mankato, or what kinds of involvement opportunities are offered at MSU? Well, then the Peer Connections Program may be for you!

The Peer Connections Program exists to provide an opportunity for new students at MSU to be mentored, guided, and supported through their first year of college by an SSS student who has demonstrated academic success and the potential to serve as a role model.

By building a relationship with an upper class peer connector, students will be connected to a peer of whom to ask questions in a less formal manner than offered by traditional campus services. One of the best ways to help yourself adjust to a new environment is to learn from your upper class peers who have already become MSU experts!

Ask your SSS advisor for more information!

Why should I request a Peer Mentor?

Research has shown that one of the biggest challenges to success for college students is a lack of familiarity with the college environment, especially for first-generation and low-income students. Not being aware of college expectations may lead to academic difficulty and struggles, as well as personal stress.

Who are Peer Mentors?

SSS Peer Mentors have completed at least one year at MSU and have participated in SSS for at least one year. SSS students selected to serve as Peer Mentors have demonstrated academic and social success, and are passionate about helping incoming students transition to MSU seamlessly.