Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring Program
Michael Tackie

A Guttman Peer Mentor is:

  • A confidant, guide, academic resource, coach, role model, and friend.
  • Entrusted with facilitating the care, support, and learning of new and continuing students.
  • Knowledgeable about campus resources, policies, and culture.
  • Willing to share information, experiences, and accomplishments in a non-competitive way.
  • Open, understanding, and approachable.

The Peer Mentoring Program is an integral component of the academic and co-curricular student experience at Guttman Community College. Academic Success Peer Mentors, Admissions & Access Peer Mentors, and Leadership & Service Peer Mentors help ease the transition from high school to college, and coach students through their continued educational career while at Guttman. Reporting to the Associate Director of Mentoring & Student Success, peer mentors are visible, active, and invested in the development of an inclusive, academically-focused community.

Peer Mentors can be found throughout campus, from the Admissions Office to the Information Commons. Their primary responsibilities include giving tours of the College, responding to student questions, and providing focused academic support. Peer Mentors are active participants in the Summer Bridge Program and first-year learning communities, and they plan and facilitate social and educational programs for the entire campus community.

There are five types of Peer Mentors:

Academic Success Peer Mentor: Meet-ups
Academic Success Peer Mentor: Studio
Admissions & Access Peer Mentor 
Leadership & Service Peer Mentor
Early College Peer Mentor 

After successfully completing their first academic year, students have the opportunity to apply for a Peer Mentor position. To learn more about the program, please visit the Peer Mentor Room (00 in the Info Commons) or email peermentoring@guttman.cuny.edu. You can also learn more about the program in this video.