Research Rookies Peer Mentors

Research Rookies peer mentors are meant to serve as guides and resources for first-year Research Rookies. Peer mentors are expected to nurture an unbiased, unprejudiced and open environment that will strengthen the social and professional support system and knowledge base of first-year Research Rookies.


Peer mentors are responsible for:

  • Assisting with questions or concerns from small-group members
  • Obtaining progress reports from small-group members
  • Coordinating one group activity per month with small-group members
  • Notifying OSEEL staff of any issues with small-group members


Peer mentors must meet the following qualifications:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Have completed one year of Research Rookies
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with first-year students
  • Be able to serve as a positive role model for first-year students
  • Particpate in one Jobs PLUS and one Leadership Academy workshop per semester