Academic Peer Mentoring

Academic Coaching

Prepare for Success

Academic Peer Mentoring equips residential undergraduate Liberty University students to succeed in their college careers through encouraging, educational, and empowering relationships with trained and invested Peer Mentors.

Through a series of at least three one-on-one meetings per semester, an Academic Peer Mentor can help you in the following areas:

  • Setting customized and achievable goals
  • Time management and organization
  • College reading, study, and test-taking skills
  • Coping with procrastination and stress
  • Connecting with resources around campus
  • Building positive habits for university life

Each Peer Mentor is a junior, senior, or graduate student who has proven his ability to succeed academically at Liberty University and been trained to serve fellow students. Academic Peer Mentors do not provide tutoring, writing services, academic advising, career guidance, or counseling.


Meet with an Academic Peer Mentor

If you would like to meet with an Academic Peer Mentor, please follow the instructions below to schedule an appointment. We look forward to working with you.

  • New Students

    If you have not previously met with an Academic Peer Mentor this semester, your first step is to attend a brief orientation appointment with program staff. We will help you know what to expect from Academic Peer Mentoring and will match you with the right Peer Mentor. Follow the steps below to schedule your orientation appointment, or watch this tutorial for help!

    Request Peer Mentoring Orientation

    • Click on the button above and, if prompted, log in with your LU username and password.
    • On the next page, type “Academic Peer Mentoring” into the “Keywords” search box, then click “Search.”
    • Choose an orientation date from the options that appear below, and click on it. 
    • On the next page, select a time slot from the drop-down menu on the right, then click “RSVP” at the bottom of the page.
    • Check in at the CASAS front desk (DeMoss Hall 1100) at your scheduled orientation time.

    Please take note of our Missed Appointment Policy

  • Returning Students

    If you have already completed orientation this semester and have been matched with an Academic Peer Mentor, follow the steps below to schedule an appointment with your mentor, or watch this tutorial for help!

    Request Peer Mentoring Appointment

    • Click on the button above and, if prompted, log in with your LU username and password.
    • On the next page, in the “Type” drop-down menu, select “Academic Peer Mentoring.” Next, scroll down and select your Peer Mentor’s name from the “Counselor” menu. Finally, click “Check Availability” at the bottom of the page.
    • A list of your Peer Mentor’s available appointment times will appear on the right side of the page. Choose a time, and click on it.
    • Fill out the pop-up window, then click “Submit Request.”
    • Meet your Peer Mentor at your scheduled appointment time.

    Please take note of our Missed Appointment Policy

Academic Peer Mentoring and Academic Coaching appointments are currently available for residential students only. For more information on academic success skills, please see our College Success Tips directory. Additional academic support resources designed for online students are available at Academic Resources for Online Students and Online Student Life.


Student Employment

To be considered for employment as an Academic Peer Mentor, students must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Be a currently enrolled residential student
  • Have Junior/senior/graduate student status by credit in the upcoming semester
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Be available to work 15 hours/week
  • Have a desire to equip peers to succeed academically at Liberty University

If you meet these criteria and would like more information about the application process, please contact ascpeermentoring@liberty.edu.   


Questions?

For more information about Academic Peer Mentoring, please contact program staff at ascpeermentoring@liberty.edu or (434) 582-2226. For general resources for Liberty University parents, please contact the Parent and Family Connections Office


Staff

Kerry DiGiacomo

Kerry DiGiacomo

Program Coordinator of Academic Peer Mentoring
kdigiacomo@liberty.edu
DeMoss Hall 1100

 


Contact

(434) 582-2226
ascpeermentoring@liberty.edu
DeMoss Hall 1100


Office Hours

Tue., 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wed., Thu., 1-2:30 p.m.

Peer Mentoring office hours and appointments unavailable Nov. 19-23.


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