peer mentors

Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors are sophomores, juniors, and seniors who serve as a guide and mentor to students during their first year at Elizabethtown.  They can answer those questions that you just don't know who to ask.


Elizabethtown College has many inspiring student leaders, and the peer mentors are one group of student leaders on our campus.  They are helpful, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic upperclass students who seek to guide and mentor our first-year students.  Their goal is to make every first-year student's transition to college a smooth one by being a supportive and caring mentor.   

When will first-year students meet their Peer Mentor?

First-year students and their families will meet their Peer Mentor at New Student Orientation.  They will welcome students to the Blue Jay family and help with the transition from high school to college. These student leaders will guide students through June and August new student orientation and continue serving as a mentor throughout a student's first year at Elizabethtown.

They fill the days of orientation with tons of enthusiasm, smiles, and a willingness to help.  Peer mentors work with every First Year Seminar, so the students in each First Year Seminar have peer mentors to guide them through their transition to college.  They help students find their classroom locations, understand how the Marketplace works (our dining facility), utilize campus resources, and much more.

What is a First Year Seminar & how do I sign up?

First Year Seminars, commonly referred to as FYS, allow students to embark on a common learning experience with others in their incoming class. As part of the new student orientation paperwork, students select their top choices of First Year Seminar courses.


Are you interested in being a Peer Mentor?

The success of our Peer Mentor program depends on outstanding Blue Jays who are excited about welcoming new students to our nest. Candidates must go through an application process. Those who are selected must participate in training (spring semester, June, and August), and they are expected to attend Summer Orientation and Fall Orientation. They must also commit time to their peer students throughout the entire fall semester.

Applications will be available at the end of the fall semester.  Interviews will take place in February and March.  Peer Mentor training begins in April.

Find out more!

Come to an information session during the fall semester.  Lead Peer Mentors will hold a virtual information session in November.

What will you do as a peer mentor?  Check out the Job description

Ready to apply?

Application for new peer mentors

Recommendation form for applicant's references


Email Stacey Zimmerman ( with any questions you may have.


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