Apply to the PEER Mentoring Program.
The PEER Mentoring Program is specifically designed to help first-year Asian and Pacific-Islander (API) students to adjust at Penn.
We would like to emphasize that PEER is an inclusive space for first-year students of different identities and ethnic, religious, and socioeconimic backgrounds, including and definitely not limited to students who identify as South Asian, Southeast Asian, LGBTQIA+, First-Generation, Low-Income, and more.
As a mentee, you will be paired up with one of our upperclassmen mentors, and take part in our social, leadership, and service driven events. Aside from providing academic and occupational guidance, PEER is a place that offers love and support in all aspects of your life. We emphasize the values of community, understanding, and openness, and encourage our mentees to explore aspects of their Asian and Pacific-Islander identities.
If you are accepted as a mentee, you are also expected to commit to a 1.5 day retreat on September 2nd - 3rd. We understand that this is really early in the school year, and many of you want to use this time to adjust to Penn. However, we would like to emphasize that this retreat, which is carefully curated by the PEER board, is a great experience to meet mentors and fellow mentees who will continue to be a significant and positive part of your Penn experience. It will be worth it. We promise!
The mentee application is comprised of 2 parts - an online form and an interview. The application can be accessed below, and it is really helpful for us getting to know you a bit. The interview will be taking place during New Student Orientation (NSO), and you will get a chance to ask us questions and get to know us a bit too! Application will close on August 23rd midnight.