The Peer Mentor Program (PMP) assists first-year and transfer students with their college transition by pairing them with a peer mentor who provides guidance and support throughout the mentee's first year at Reed. The Peer Mentor Program is open to any incoming student who wishes to be paired with a peer mentor. PMP seeks to support students from underrepresented communities such as students of color, students who are one of the first in their family to attend college, students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and/or LGBTQIA2S+ students.
PMP begins with a pre-orientation experience and continues throughout a student's first year at Reed. After Orientation, PMP offers monthly social gatherings, transportation to events happening in Portland, and academic support sessions. Participants benefit from meaningful and supportive peer relationships, enhanced knowledge of campus resources, opportunities for involvement and leadership, and access to educational, cultural, and social events sponsored by the Multicultural Resource Center.