The PA2SS (Peer African Americans Sustaining Success) Peer Mentor Program was established for African American freshman and transfer students and upper class mentors. The program will seek to improve academic performance, retention and graduation rates of African American students. The PA2SS program is a 1 credit course that is offered during the spring and fall semester of the academic year. Faculty/staff mentoring and grade monitoring will be a feature of the program. Peer educators participate in a 2 day peer education training session and are enrolled in the mentor section of the 1 credit class.
The peer mentor program served 180 students during the 2007-8 academic year. Students learned to develop good study habits, time management skills, and opportunities to maximize interactions with teaching faculty. See our brochure here.