Diné College Peer Mentor

General Information

Johnnie E. Bia Jr., Ashley Lee, Kristin K. Mitchell, Barbara Harvey, Crystal M. Rogers, Miranda Watchman, Steavic S. Yazzie

In 2012 several Student Services staff came together and applied for the Title III Grant, which is under the Department of Education with the federal government. Within the grant there were multiple target initiatives to support students to improve retention and graduation rates. One grant initiative under academic advising, was to start a Peer Mentor program to help incoming freshman make the transition from high school to college. There was a vision that students would become role models and student leaders at Diné College, they envisioned peer mentors to support students perceived as needed. Five years later, we are proud to state that the Peer Mentor program was officially established in the spring of 2017. The vision of developing student leaders to support freshman students is now a reality.

What is Mentoring
Mentoring is a process in which an experienced individual encourages another person to develop his or her goals and skills through a series of time-limited, confidential, one-on-one conversations and other learning activities. Mentors also draw benefits from the mentoring relationship. As a mentor, you will have the opportunity to share your wisdom and experiences, evolve your own thinking, develop a new mentoring relationship, and deepen your skills as a mentor.

What is a Peer Mentor
A Peer Mentor is a fellow student who serves as a role model, a resource, a supporter, and a referral service which compliments the existing support a system at the Student Success Center. Peer Mentors use their past experiences of once being new college students to inspire and guide their mentees to become successful in their academic careers. Peer Mentors are trained to adhere to the guidelines outlined in the Family Educational and Privacy Act (FERPA) which entails exercising confidentially and privacy when interacting one on one with mentees or handling any sensitive student information.

Peer Mentor Program Applications will be available after October 16, 2017 for those who are interested in becoming our mentees.

Peer Mentor Coordinator
Barbara Harvey
Student Success Center
(928) 724-6853

Fall 2017 Peer Mentor Workshop and Event Series
Get on the right track
*TS Student Success Center (SSC)

DATE Location Day & Time TOPIC Presenter
Oct. 30th  SSC Mon., 6:00-8:00PM EVENT: Craft Night Barbara
Nov. 2nd  SUB Activity Room Thur., 10:00-11:00AM WORKSHOP: APA Format 101 Crystal/Rhiannon
Nov. 16th SSC Thur., 6:30-8:30PM EVENT: Board Game & Hot  Ashley
Cocoa Night
Nov. 21st SUB Activity Room Tues., 4:00-5:00PM WORKSHOPS: Networking  Johnnie/Stephanie
Nov. 28th  SUB Activity Room Tues., 12:00-1:00PM WORKSHOP: Relaxation Steavic Yazzie
Nov. 30th SUB Activity Room Thurs., 11:00-12:00PM WORKSHOP: Relaxation Peer Mentors
Nov. 30th Across Campus Thurs., Varies EVENT: Candy Grams Peer Mentor Program
Dec. 1st  Across Campus Fri., Varies EVENT: Candy Grams Peer Mentor Program