Horizons Peer Mentorship

All Horizons students have access to peer group mentoring during their first semester at the university. All peer mentor groups are led by a Horizons upperclassman who participates in a two-semester training series that equips them with the skills necessary to serve as a resource and guide to new students within their first year and support their successful transition from high school to college.

Benefits of Peer Mentorship

  • Develop a sense of belonging at Purdue
  • Connect with Horizons peers and staff
  • Get connected to academic and personal resources on campus and the local community
  • Support in educational professional, and personal goals
  • Plus much more!

Program Requirements

  • Summer and Fall admits are required to actively participate in the peer mentor program.
  • Students interested in becoming a peer mentor are required to apply and complete a formal interview with Horizons staff.
  • If invited to become a mentor, students must enroll in and successfully complete part one of the EDPS 301 training course prior to the start of the Fall semester.

Why Become a Peer Mentor

"I chose to become a peer mentor so I could work with students to help them discover what Purdue and Horizons have to offer and do everything I can to make sure that every one of them has access to resources they need to have an amazing start to their college careers."

Jeshua Aponte

Sophomore, Pre-Communication & Pre-Finance, Fall 2022 Cohort

"As a peer mentor for Horizons Student Support Services, I hope to create a positive impact by supporting and empowering students from diverse backgrounds. My goal is to help them overcome challenges, embrace their uniqueness, and succeed academically and personally during their time in college. Through this program, I aspire to foster a welcoming community where everyone feels valued and capable of achieving their dreams."

Precious Baker

Junior, Applied Statistics & Computer and Information Technology, Fall 2022 Cohort