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Information about the peer mentor program

Peer Mentors are a group of highly trained Salem State students who work with undergraduate students on a walk-in basis to help with general academic advising and student support. The Peer Mentoring program is a great opportunity for students to connect with the Salem State Community and plan for academic success. Coming from a variety of majors and backgrounds, the Peer Mentors are able to help a diverse group of students for the duration of their time at Salem State.

Getting Help from a Peer Mentor 

Peer Mentors are available Monday through Friday to help students on a walk-in basis. No appointment is required to meet with a Peer Mentor. There are some situations where we recommend meeting with a professional Academic Advisor and this may require an appointment.

Peer Mentors can help students with the following:

  • Navigator, Canvas and student email support
  • Degree Tracker (What classes should I be taking?)
  • What-If Scenarios (I’m thinking about switching my major. What will that look like?)
  • Class searches
  • Registering for math and reading competency tests
  • Pre-advising and building a course shopping cart
  • Transfer Equivalency Viewer (Taking courses outside of Salem State)

Meet the Peer Mentors

Alison

Major: Healthcare studies
Minor: Business administration
Campus Involvement: National Society of Leadership and Success candidate

Becky

Majors: Criminal justice and psychology
Minor: Spanish
Campus Involvement: Costa Rica study abroad, honors program, criminal justice 4+1 program, VP Phi Sigma Sigma

Genesis

Major: Business, accounting concentration
Campus Involvement: Peer mentor

Katie

Major: Sport and movement science
Minor: Coaching
Campus Involvement: Women’s basketball team, peer mentor

Maya

Major: Media and communications
Minor: Business Administration
Campus Involvement: Honors program, Alpha Lambda Delta, peer mentor

Molly

Major: Media and communication, journalism and media studies
Minor: English, professional writing
Campus Involvement: Peer mentor, Active Minds, Phi Kappa Phi, Lambda Pi Eta, National Society of Leadership and Success

Shannon

Major: Psychology
Minors: Biology and criminal justice
Campus Involvement: Peer mentor, Psi Chi, National Society of Leadership and Success, Alpha Lambda Delta

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Contact Us

Monday-Friday, 9 am-4:30 pm
978.542.5500

Center for Academic Excellence
First floor, Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons

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