Start your success with A&S!

The College of Arts and Sciences Peer Mentoring Program is for all incoming first year students. Through our collaboration with the Mentor Collective, you can sign up to be matched with a peer mentor. Your peer mentor is there to help you onboard to URI and the College of Arts and sciences, answer questions you have, direct you to campus resources, and connect you to campus events and programming. Join the A&S mentoring program to support your path to success in your first year!


Why seek a mentor?
Research has shown that students have their greatest success when they become fully engaged in the college experience. A peer mentor can help you to find your place, both academically and socially, in the College of Arts and Sciences. Mentors know first-hand what it’s like to be in your shoes as a first-year student, and can help with everything from how to chart a course of study that matches your passions, to how to balance academic and social life. The first year of college can be a big transition. A peer mentor can help.

Why be a mentor?
Looking for a way to give back to the URI community while building important skills for your resumé? Then you’re the perfect candidate to be an Arts and Sciences peer mentor. As a mentor, you’ll help first-year students navigate their transition to college, which can make a tremendous difference in helping them reach their academic goals. At the same time, you’ll earn valuable leadership experience and receive a LinkedIn trained mentor certification you can add to your resumé. And you’ll do it all with the full support of Arts and Sciences faculty and administrators. Make a difference. Be a mentor.

Do you have more questions about being a Mentor?  Find answers here.

How it Works

Students will be matched with a peer mentor based on common interests, background, academics, and professional aspirations. To get started, students and mentors register and complete an online survey to paint a holistic picture of their interests and experiences.

What do Mentors and Mentees Discuss?

  • How will my major impact my professional options?
  • How do I balance the demands of school, responsibilities, and socializing?
  • How can I set myself up for academic, social, and career success?
  • How do I make connections with peers and professional contacts?