Peer Mentors are part of the Office of First Year Experience program. Peer mentors are enthusiastic students whose primary responsibilities are to engage first year and transfer students in the Falcon community. Peer Mentors assist with the Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (S.O.A.R.) summer program, Welcome Week and other programs throughout the school year. Peer Mentors are instrumental in assisting new students with staying connected to the campus.

Requirements to be a Peer Mentor

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Be in good disciplinary standing with the University
  • Be available to work at least 5 hours a week during the school year
  • Be available to participate in various Peer Mentor and campus activities
  • Comply with the University Student Code of Conduct and maintain the highest ethical and professional conduct at all times
  • Commit to participate as a Peer Mentor during the entire academic year

Qualities of a Peer Mentor

  • Possess a high energy level and strong commitment to the program
  • Have a positive attitude and enthusiasm for SAU
  • Demonstrate an ability to work with groups of diverse individuals
  • Display an ability to empathize with students, parents, and peers
  • Be flexible
  • Be a dedicated team player
  • Be reliable, responsible, and accountable

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as a resource person for all first year and transfer students
  • Serve as a resource person at orientation, providing general assistance and answering questions
  • Lead small and large groups of new students in discussions and activities as necessary
  • Direct and participate in one day and one night social program a month as part of First Year Experience Program Success Series
  • Attend bi-weekly Peer Mentor Meetings
  • Assist with planning and implementation of Orientation Week
  • Other duties as assigned



Shania Duncombe

Sophomore, Accounting Major

Justin Bush

Sophomore, Elementary Education Major

JaQuan Phillips

Senior, Business Major

Haile Smith

Junior, Psychology Major

Ra'Shantai Miller

Sophomore, Biology Major

Jazzmin Poitier

Junior, Engineering Mathematics Major

D'Ontrae Russell

Sophomore, Biology Major

Gia Minnis

Sophomore, Criminal Justice Major

Alexander Storr

Sophomore, Public Health Major

Malachi Dixon

Sophomore, Elementary Education Major

De'Jah Jenkins

Senior, Visual Arts Major

Tamika Sanders

Sophomore, Public Health Major


Angelique Paschal-Rand

Angelique Paschal-Rand

Assistant Director of First Year Experience
Office of Enrollment Management and Student Services