The Peer Mentor Program is a component of the services the BSOS Advising Center offers to students. Through their service to fellow students, Peer Mentors gain valuable skills in public speaking/presentation, professionalism, and leadership. Peer Mentors primarily facilitate BSOS Graduation Planning Workshops each semester and conduct various presentations in BSOS UNIV100 classes. In preparation for these activities, all new Peer Mentors attend a mandatory class session once a week for their first semester as a Peer Mentor. All applicants are expected to serve for a minimum of two semesters.

BSOS is now accepting Peer Mentor applications for the Fall 2020 semester! Peer Mentors receive 1 academic credit and facilitate the BSOS Graduation Planning workshops. Peer Mentors are expected to attend a class once per week in the fall semester. This is a great opportunity to build public speaking and leadership skills.

How to apply?

  1. Fill out the BSOS Peer Mentor Application
  2. Questions?  Email Kenneth Kokason, Academic Advisor, at kokason [at] umd [dot] edu.
  3. Priority Deadline: August 7, 2020

To be eligible for BSOS Peer Mentors, the following criteria must be met:

  • Primary major must be in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Must be a BSOS major for a minimum of 2 semesters
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior standing with intentions to return for Fall 2020
  • At least a 2.5 GPA within major
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5+ (Required Submission of Unofficial Transcript)
  • Must be in good judicial/academic standing

If you have questions about the application process or would like to know more about the program, please contact:

Kenneth Kokason
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
University of Maryland
2148 Tydings Hall
College Park, MD 20742
kokason [at] umd [dot] edu

Esme Pierzchala
College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
University of Maryland
2148 Tydings Hall
College Park, MD 20742
epierzca [at] umd [dot] edu