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Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors are paid undergraduate student leaders who assist FYS 101 and TRNS 201 instructors during the fall and/or spring semesters. Peer Mentors serve as a resource for new Volunteers and support new students during their first semester at UT.

Applications for Fall 2024 are open! New Peer Mentor applications will close November 9, 2023.


2024 Peer Mentor Job Description

Want to learn more? Attend one of the following information sessions happening this semester.

Wednesday, October 4th 6:00pm-7:00pm. Hodges Library 212

Thursday, October 5th 3:00pm-4:00pm. Student Union 169

Wednesday, October 11th 3:00pm-4:00pm. Hodges Library 213

Tuesday, October 17th 3:00pm-4:00pm. Hodges Library 213

Monday, November 6th 1:30pm-2:30pm Hodges Library 213

Yes! All PMs earn $11/hourly and are paid for all hours worked on a bi-weekly basis.

All PMs work at minimum 2 hours a week. This includes one hour for class prep, and another hour for class time. However, there are other responsibilities that would increase these hours throughout the semester.

Yes. All PMs are required to attend and participate in all training opportunities. Training will take place on Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 PM during the Spring Semester and mid-August before the fall semester begins (dates TBD).

All PMs will co-facilitate a FYS 101 or TRNS 201 course in the fall. Most PMs do not facilitate a class during the Spring Semester due to a much lower number of FYS and TRNS sections. PMs who will be co-facilitating during the Fall 2024 semester will be trained in Spring 2024.