The Peer Mentoring Program matches older students with disabilties to incoming students with disabilities as mentors and mentees. These older students provide support and advice to their mentees based on their own experiences navigating Smith with a disability. The Peer Mentoring Program hosts monthly mentor-mentee bonding events, an annual Disability Awareness Day event, and a special first-year orientation as well as encourages individual weekly meetings between mentor and mentee.
The Peer Mentoring Program launched in 2013, after years of students with disabilities expressing interest and desire to connect with one another socially and academically. Now in our third year, returning students with disabilities continue to volunteer to introduce new students to life at Smith. We want to welcome you to be part of this community of awesome and accomplished Smithies!
In 2015 we hope to increase the strength of our mentor program by including more programming activities, offering ample social opportunities, and including YOU in our mentor/mentee list this year!
How to Be Involved
Want to be a mentor? - If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please fill out the peer mentor application. Mentoring entails weekly check-ins and attending monthly events with your mentee.
Want a mentor? -If you would like to have a mentor, please fill out the peer mentee application. We will work to match you with someone who fits your interests and disability concerns.