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Become a Peer Mentor for First-Gen Students!
First-Generation Peer Mentors provide peer mentorship to first-generation undergraduate students by meeting with mentees, sharing resources, and facilitating community. Peer Mentors help their mentees navigate their TTU experience as a first-generation student by guiding their personal and academic success. Peer Mentors are trained to guide their peers through many of the same experiences that they had as a first-generation student at TTU.

Application Information
Interested applicants can apply here:
Deadline: 5:00PM on September, 15 2021

Position Details
  1. Available Openings: 5-10
  2. 7-10 hours per week
  3. Hourly Pay Rate: $9.00/hour

Responsibilities of the Position
  • Work with a caseload of 40-50 mentees per semester 
  • Meet with mentees 1:1 on a bi-weekly basis to share resources and information as they navigate their TTU experience as a first-generation student 
  • Attend mandatory training prior to the start of each semester (Fall 2021 and Spring 2022) and biweekly Team Meetings throughout the semester
  • Attend required monthly check-ins with supervisors
  • Assist in facilitating events and programming that encourage community-building and belonging
  • Additional documentation, administrative tasks, and professional development throughout the semester

Required Qualifications
  • Be a first-generation student in college (TTU defines a first-generation student as a student who did not have either parent(s) or guardian(s) earn a Bachelor's degree in the United States 
  • Be an undergraduate student who has completed at least 2 semesters at Texas Tech 
  • Be able to dedicate 5-10 hours per week to the Peer Mentor position
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75

Preferred Qualifications
  • Have been an active program participant in the First-Generation Transition & Mentoring Programs Peer Mentorship Program 
  • Will be enrolled for both Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters and can commit to the position for 2 semesters

For more information regarding the role, please contact Laura Flores, Program Coordinator for First-Generation Transition & Mentoring Programs at or 806-834-7154.


Laura Flores


First Generation Programs