Peer Mentor Program

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About Us

Peer Mentors are continuing students who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at NMSU Carlsbad. They are assigned to select courses to help students academically and socially integrate to NMSU Carlsbad. The Peer Mentors demonstrate academic integrity, responsible decision-making, and help students get connected to campus activities. They hold office hours each week and plan activities outside of the classroom. Students can make an appointment by contacting the HSI Grant Services Office or by contacting Peer Mentors directly through email. Peer Mentors are committed to student success during their first year. Refer to “Meet your Peer Mentors” for contact and profile information.

Peer Mentors can help if you:

  • Are having trouble finding resources on campus
  • Having challenges adjusting to college life
  • Looking for assistance in finding student organizations to join
  • Want help figuring out Banner,, Canvas, access to tutors
  • And much more!

Mentee Responsibility

Mentees bring a wealth of experiences and opportunities of growth to the relationship. As a mentee, begin exploring your areas of improvement, academic and social goals, long-term career goals, and ways a mentor can enhance your college experience. As you meet regularly with your Peer Mentor, plan to come prepared to your meetings and be ready in discussing opportunities and challenges. The mutual relationship is based on your commitment to succeed in college. You’re in the driver seat, let us guide you on a path to success!

How can I request a Peer Mentor?

  • Students are able to request a Peer Mentor by clicking here and filling out the questionnaire. Students will then be matched to a Peer Mentor with similar interests and/or career focus and emailed with contact information to meet their Mentor.
  • Instructors interested in having a peer mentor in their class can request a mentor here.

Interested in becoming a Peer Mentor?

Peer Mentors play a crucial role in facilitating a successful First Year Experience for incoming NMSU Carlsbad students. Peer Mentors are paired with select classes and work closely with Instructors to achieve the goals of NMSU Carlsbad. Each mentor serves as a role model and will introduce students to the university’s learning campus community, creating a safe and welcoming transition to life as an Aggie!

Note: This is a paid position through HIS Grant Services.

Important Information:

The deadline to submit an application for

  • Spring semester: November 30th
  • Fall semester: June 30th

Please submit all application materials to:

HSI Grant Services
Room 214

1500 University Drive

Carlsbad, NM 88220