What is the Peer Mentor Program?
The Peer Mentor Program (PMP) strives to create spaces for students from a diversity of backgrounds to engage in conversations about the educational experience at Reed. By pairing incoming students with current Reedies, this program introduces new Reedies to resources on campus and builds connections with a supportive and inclusive community.
Most PMP participants identify either as being the first in their family to attend college, students of color, students with disabilities, and/or students from any background who simply have a desire to engage in conversations about the range of intersections around identity, diversity, and privilege.
How do I sign up?
Incoming students who are interested in participating should complete the on-line application on IRIS.
Please note that there is a 4-day Pre-Orientation Program, prior to General Orientation, which is strongly encouraged for all students who want to participate in PMP during the year. We match mentors and mentees on the last day of the Pre-Orientation Program, based on information they share on the registration forms and additional information we gather during the PMP Pre-Orientation Program.
Who are the mentors?
Mentors are returning students who have completed an application and interview process, and demonstrate a commitment to making Reed a comfortable environment for all students. Most often, mentors are former mentees who participated in the program as first year students. Meet a few of our mentors here!