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WOU Peer Mentor Program

Sponsored by Community Partner: Maps Credit Union



Peer Mentoring is a collaborative program supported by the Student Health and Counseling Center & University Housing

Helping students successfully transition to WOU since 2001



The Peer Mentor Office is located in the Residential Service Center, Open Sunday-Thursday (evenings)



Mission Statement:


The WOU Peer Mentor Program is designed to provide students with peers that act as positive role models in promoting healthy lifestyles, assist in the transition to college, and provide services to peers and the community.



Description of Peer Mentors:

  • As experienced students, Mentors work in freshmen communities, acting as a positive role model and resource to navigating the first year of college

  • Mentors spend weekly hours in their community to develop relationships with their residents, by offering guidance and support in the areas of social, academic, and wellness related topics

  • Peer Mentors provide a variety of wellness educational programs and resources to help students learn and enable them to make healthy lifestyle choices that support their academic goals.  In addition, Mentors and RAs work closely together in planning programs and addressing community issues

  • In a new partnership with Maps Credit Union, Mentors are provided financial education training, and asked to promote awareness to financial literacy.  With this partnership, Mentors are eligible to earn a scholarship through Maps Credit Union


Program Objectives:

  • To assist new students with the transition to college
  • To provide role-models and leadership among students
  • To provide a variety of social and educational activities
  • To strengthen community connections within first year student halls by developing mutually beneficial, positive and lasting relationships
  • Provide knowledge regarding campus resources
  • To encourage student engagement and involvement through their college career
  • Provide peer mentors with opportunities for developing skills in leadership, programming, relationship building, and wellness education

How to Get Involved:


To be eligible:

  • Have 1 year college experience by Fall 2015
  • Have and maintain a GPA of 2.25
  • Be in good judicial standing
  • Willing to be an engaged team member, act as a positive role model, and committed to helping others

Applications are available early winter term or as positions become available


Contact Information:


Pam Medzegian                                                                   

Wellness Educator                                                                    

Student Health and Counseling Center                                 



Craig Wimmer

Assistant Director of Wellness Education

Student Health and Counseling Center



Student Health & Counseling Center 503.838.8313 | or e-mail: