As of Spring 2022, the Peer Mentoring program moved to the Office of Admission. The
OSL is proud that the program will continue to evolve and serve as an invaulable resource
for new Techies. For any information about the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The OSL would like to thank all the Peer Mentors for their hard work over the years
and for making a change in other students' lives!
Tech Spotlight Videos
NMT Peer Mentors host Tech Spotlight every week during the semester. This is an opportunity
for departments and organizations to field questions from our incoming class and the
NMT community. All sessions take place on Zoom with a short presentation and then
a Q&A session to follow. Watch our entire playlist above.
NMT Peer Mentor Program Philosophy Statement
A positive first-year experience is the cornerstone of a students' success in college,
and by extension, their careers and lives. The Peer Mentor Program at New Mexico Tech
has been designed to facilitate relationships between first-year (freshmen and transfer)
students and those who are further along in their major program (60+ credit hours).
By interacting with more experienced students within a Mentor-Mentee relationship,
first-year students benefit from emotional, academic, and community support, which
will ultimately help them succeed as developing professionals both in and out of the
classroom. New Mexico Tech recognizes the need for the university to facilitate students'
effective transition to college life, and the NMT Peer Mentor Program supports this
by providing a variety of experiences, opportunities, and foundational skills to help
them become successful Techies.
The NMT Peer Mentor Program is committed to creating a welcoming and safe environment
is sensitive to individual needs, backgrounds and experiences of all first-year students
facilitates their connections and points of contact with faculty, other students,
staff, and support services
encourages their active involvement in community life, and
introduces them to the community values of respect, caring, ethical responsibility,
inclusiveness, and intellectual and social engagement
Find out how YOU can make a difference.
Select any of the options below to learn about the program benefits, restrictions
and how to sign up.
New Students - Mentees
First-year students will:
feel that they have ready access to a helpful peer mentor and role model
develop a connection to the NMT community and establish a sense of belonging
identify appropriate campus resources and opportunities that contribute to their educational
attend and participate in first-year programming and events that will help them socially
You need this support now more than ever and they can get it online!
Some of the reasons you might want to join the NMT Peer Mentors Discord server:
Up-to-date information on events, important dates, and opportunities for incoming
Easy access to some of NMT’s student service departments (Financial Aid, Registrar,
and Admissions, etc.)
An easy way to get to know our mentors and other students who will be starting in
All mentees must be incoming first-year or transfer students. You must be enrolled
in more than 6 credit hours in a degree seeking program and have an active NMT email
How to sign up:
You should have received an invitation to our NMT Peer Mentor Discord channel. If
not and you'd like to join please send us a request email@example.com.
Existing Students - Mentors
Peer mentors will:
develop a collaborative professional relationship with a NMT Peer Mentor Program staff
establish positive mentoring relationships with first-year students
develop a connection with a community of peer educators that allows for open exchange
of ideas related to their peer mentor experience
demonstrate the ability to provide feedback through Canvas discussions and face-to-face
strengthen presentation and group facilitation skills
identify personal strengths and leadership styles
increase knowledge of key NMT academic and personal resources
All mentors must enroll in a 1 credit hour Peer Mentoring course (EDUC 189, CRN 61842).
This course will cover topics related to peer mentorship and student success support
at New Mexico Tech. At the end of the semester all peer mentors will be eligilble—pending
department certification approval—for CRLA (College Reading and Learning Association)
Certification as a Peer Mentor.
How to sign up:
All mentors must enroll in a 1 credit hour Peer Mentoring course (EDUC 189 - Peer
Mentorship CRN: 61842).
New Mexico Tech Administration, Faculty, & Staff
This program is meant to enhance the first-year experience of all NMT students. Our
success is dependent on collaborations and support campus-wide.
If you have ideas, comments, or suggestions for this program or if you're interested
in supporting us in other ways please let us know by emailing the Office for Student
Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.