Who is a Peer Mentor

Peer Mentors are upperclassmen who guide freshmen at the early stages of their university life and serve as a source of support to them. They are knowledgeable and experienced students who develop and maintain a peer relationship that aims at helping first-year students to make a smooth transition from high school to university, to adjust to the new routine, and to develop a sense of belonging to the AUA community. 

The mentor has a very important role in educating new students about different services and resources, advising on the skills needed to navigate university life as well as in serving as a positive role model both in the classroom and outside. 

Peer mentors closely cooperate with the Office of Student Affairs and through group sessions and activities work towards creating an enjoyable first-year experience for the newly admitted AUA students.