Request for an Academic Peer Mentor
Are you a first- or second-year undergraduate student? Do you want to learn more from an upperclass peer who has taken an academic and experiential path similar to what you want to do?
Submit the Request for an Academic Peer Mentor form to be contacted about opportunities.
Academic Peer Mentorship Programs
Filter results by your major or use keywords that identify specific mentorship opportunities of interest.
|College of Arts & Sciences
|Dawn Hiller, Director of Students, hiller@.sc.edu
Mentorship occurs per department.
|art, film, media, classics, comparative literature, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, French, German, English, history, philosophy, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, sociology, psychology, religious studies, math, marine, geology, geophysics, environmental, physics, astronomy, anthropology, women's, gender, dance, theatre, political science, geography,
|Department of Biological Sciences
|Director of Undergraduate Studies: Amanda Zeigler, firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Education
|Director of ACI, Student Success Coach and Outreach Coordinator: Preston Thorne, email@example.com
|Academic Peer Mentorship will be launched through USC Mentorship Hub (People Grove) in August 2020 to establish a formal peer mentorship program.
|Early Childhood Education,
Middle Level Education,
|College of Engineering and Computing
|Inclusive Programs Coordinator: Brian McCaster, 803- 777-4023 firstname.lastname@example.org
|The CEC Mentorship Program connects upperclass students with first-year students in a formal program. Mentors may receive GLD credit. For information about becoming a CEC Peer Mentee or Mentor, visit our website: mentorshiphub.sc.edu
College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management
|Academic Advisor: Valeria Bates, email@example.com
Interdisciplinary Studies (BAIS),
Sport & Entertainment Management,
Tourism Management, SPTE
College of Information and Communications
|Assistant Dean Student Services: Rushondra James, firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Nursing
|SNA Advisor: Kate Chappell, email@example.com
|The Student Nursing Association is restarting their peer mentorship program between lower and upper division students.
College of Pharmacy
The College of Pharmacy does not currently have a formal mentorship program for undergraduate students. However, pharmacy students are educated on the PharmD Student Mentorship program once they have been admitted into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program.
Department of Political Science
|Director of Undergraduate Studies: Doug Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Social Work
|Brent Cagle, email@example.com
|Academic Peer Mentorship for the College of Social Work is housed within the Undergraduate Social Work Student Association (USWA) and mentor/mentee matching takes place through this organization.
Arnold School of Public Health
|Associate Dean for Undergraduate Student Affairs Director: Bridget Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Student liaisons serve on the Dean’s Council to address students’ needs and concerns.
The group also plans student events and service projects.
|Darla Moore School of Business
|Jan Bass Jan.Bass@moore.sc.edu
|The Moore School is home to numerous business clubs and business organizations that bring together students and provide a setting for mentoring each other. Also, the DMSB Office of Career Management teaches a “Careers in the Global Economy” and hosts Industry Panels, Major Career and Exploration Day, and other networking events for students and potential employers.
Risk Management & Insurance
|School of Music
|Associate Dean and Director of Undergraduate Studies: Tina Stallard, TStallard@Mozart.sc.edu
Peer mentorship is available to music majors in the form of peer tutoring (aural skills, music history, music theory, writing) and activities sponsored by Spark: Carolina's Music Leadership Laboratory. Additional peer mentoring occurs within ensembles and applied studios.
|South Carolina Honors College
|Academic Advisor & Student Engagement Coordinator: Cami Reid, CamiReid@sc.edu
The Honors Peer Mentor Program is an easy way for incoming Honors College students to meet other Honors freshmen, explore the abundant resources USC has to offer, and transition into a vibrant and well-rounded university life, all with the guidance and friendship of experienced upperclassmen. New students (mentees) are matched with upperclassmen (mentors) the summer before their first year, so they have a contact made before move-in day!
|School of Law
|Associate Dean for Student Affairs: TBD
|Law students receive peer mentorship from inception into the school starting with orientation mentors that are trained to provide academic and professional help. Each writing session has four peer mentors per class. Tutors are also assigned to first year law classes. Pre-law or upcoming law students can receive guidance from law students during specific events or they may interact with other pre-law students through the ___ fraternity.
|Global Studies Department
|Pam Hayes, email@example.com
|Department of Geography
|Zhenlong Li firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Director, Zhenlong Li, leads an informal mentorship program and will be matching mentors to mentees.
School of Earth, Ocean and Environment
Alexa Dean, Academic Advisor
|The SEOE recruits upperclassmen junior and senior students to participate in a peer mentorship program with incoming freshman in the fall semester. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please reach out as formal recruitment begins each April. Each student will be paired and matched with 1-2 incoming SEOE freshman according to major and like interests. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in networking events with faculty and departmental staff, as well as getting to meet with their mentors one on one each month.
|marine science, geology,
Alexis Mynio, Academic Advisor for Undeclared Students, email@example.com
An informal mentorship program which connects undeclared students to other students declared in their major(s) of interest.
Don't see your program? Do you have a College/School or department sponsored academic peer mentorship program that is not included on this list? Contact Sara McConville (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.