FYE Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring

Many first-year students at SHSU discover that transitioning to university life is challenging. Our peer mentors have experienced and overcome this transition first-hand and are willing to help! Whether it is the newness of the campus and community, learning how to manage time effectively, or feeling overwhelmed by your college-level courses, peer mentors have managed these same challenges and want to empower you on the journey toward your success. Let us help you navigate college and Sam Houston State University by booking an appointment. 

  • 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 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Building Room 190 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:

    • What type of appointment would you like to schedule? Academic Support
    • Service: FYE- First-Year Peer Mentor
    • Choose the date and time of your choice and click Find Available Appointment
    • On the next screen, you are able to filter by staff (your specific peer mentor) and if you would like a virtual or in-person appointment.
    • Select your appointment time, complete the required fields, and hit schedule.
  • What is 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 and new transfers are encouraged to meet with a peer mentor to get on track for successful graduation.