Peer Mentoring

Do you ever feel lost and confused here at SHSU? Do you wish you had a seasoned Bearkat to ask questions and get advice from? Are you unsure how to take advantage of all the services available to you on campus? Then peer mentoring at the Academic Success Center is here to assist you!

Peer Mentors are here to help you navigate college and Sam Houston State University successfully. Let us help you with study skills, time management, scheduling, and collaborating with your instructors and classmates as you work to successfully complete your classes and your degree.

  • Schedule an Online or On-campus Appointment

    Ready to Schedule? Start Here!

    Students can schedule online and on-campus peer mentoring appointments using Campus Connect. Online appointments are conducted using Zoom and scheduled 1 hour in advance, and on-campus appointments are conducted face-to-face in the main floor (2nd floor) of the Newton Gresham Library in Huntsville. When scheduling, you will receive a confirmation link as soon as you schedule your appointment with a Zoom link included (if applicable) in the details. Students will need a webcam with a microphone on a standalone desktop or laptop computer for the best online experience, and on-campus students should come prepared with any relevant assignments, handouts, or goals for their session.

    Need an appointment? Schedule here and select the following options to find the day and time of your choice:

    • Academic Support
    • Peer Mentoring
    • Group Mentoring or Individual Mentoring and click next
    • In person or Virtual
    • and leave the next choice blank (unless you wish to work with a specific mentor) and click next
    • Choose the date and time of your choice and click next
    • Be sure to click Confirm Appointment on the next page to finalize your selection
  • Get Information about Peer Mentoring

    Peer mentors can meet one-on-one with students to help figure out which services best suit their needs. It is our peer mentor’s mission to help students navigate successfully through our university. They act as guides to help students connect with resources and understand concepts, such as:

    • Study skills, including time management, goal setting, and test prep
    • The importance of meeting with an advisor and registering for classes on time and ahead of deadlines
    • How to plan your weekly schedule to successfully balance work, school, and play
    • How to seek financial assistance with various offices on campus
    • Where to find information on scholarships and how to apply for them
    • How to better communicate with your instructor

    Peer mentors can offer assistance to all students, but freshmen, new transfers, and other students recovering from academic probation are strongly encouraged to meet with a peer mentor to get back on track for successful graduation.