Apply to be a Mentor

Apply to Become a Mentor



Peer Mentors must scholars passionate about  student success and mentorship. Mentors must also be mature, self-motivated, quick learners, able to work with minimum supervision and demonstrate the ability to take initiatives. Mentors should also exhibit excellent communication , facilitation and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work with diverse identities and populations while maintain a hunger for social justice.


Meet with all assigned mentees for 30 minutes on a weekly basis
Facilitate bi-weekly program meetings as assigned and according to rotation during Monday free periods
Complete diversity and mentorship training
Promote and participate in the LGBTQ and Intercultural Resource Center’s events/programs.
Guide students to campus resources.
Assist in recruiting and retaining college students.
Coordinate educational, diversity, social events and outings.
Participate in opportunities for public speaking.
Attend Fall and Spring training sessions.
Establish and maintain weekly contacts with assigned students during the academic year.
Maintain individual student files and records that are accurate and up to date.
Attend weekly staff mentoring meetings and one on ones.
Work 10 hour a week at the LGBTQ & Intercultural Resource Center
This entails fulfilling mentorship requirements
Aiding the office increase its visibility on campus
Aiding the Center achieve its Vision, Mission and Goals
Other assigned duties related to the growth and day to day operations of the Center
Attend 2 campus events monthly with assigned mentees (one event will be hosted by the LGBTQ and Intercultural Resource Center
Attend monthly program outings
Engage in endeavors that will increase their cultural and diversity competencies


In order to be a peer mentor you must:
Be currently enrolled as a full-time Rutgers-Newark campus student.
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy toward student concerns.
Be sophomore status or higher (30 units or more) as an undergraduate student at the time of application.
Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 cumulative.
Be able to work up to 10 hours per week.
Be available to work during the academic year (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
Be able to submit all required application information and materials.
Have a clean background record.


Attend and successfully complete all designated program trainings
Complete and pass a van driver training course


Fall Semester & Spring Semester


$1,000 stipend


Apply to Become a Mentor