Peer Mentoring Program

  • The LEAD Peer Mentoring Program provides the opportunity to strengthen students’ first-year experience on the IUP campus by connecting freshman with an upper-class mentor who is pursuing similar career goals, or who has a similar background, concentration, or academic interest.

    First-Year Students WILL:
    Learn from the experience of IUP leaders
    Explore academic resources and opportunities
    Advance as a student leader through the encouragement and support of your peers
    Develop strategies for managing and balancing your personal, social, and academic experiences

    Mentors WILL:
    Listen to the needs and concerns of first-year students
    Encourage first-year students to set and achieve goals
    Assist with navigating campus resources
    Display an open mind and positive attitude

    Meet our Student Success leaders—trained upperclassman who serve as peer mentors during the academic year. You may recognize our Student Success leaders from New Student Orientation. In addition to serving as peer mentors, our Student Success leaders play a vital role in welcoming all new students to campus through their involvement with New Student Orientation.

    During the semester, our Student Success leaders will facilitate mentoring activities focusing on student success strategies and academic engagement.

    Ahjanae Christian
    rsxv@iup.edu
    Resource Center - 203 Stabley Library
    Monday 5:00–8:00 p.m. 

    Tarra Cravener
    tzrv@iup.edu
    Resource Center - 203 Stabley Library
    Thursday 5:00–8:00 p.m.

    Madison Frederick
    zyjw@iup.edu
    Resource Center - 203 Stabley Library
    Sunday 5:00–8:00 p.m.

    Anna Hermann
    vkyv@iup.edu
    Resource Center - 203 Stabley Library
    Thursday 5:00–8:00 p.m.

    Carlito Herring-Forchion
    wnmw@iup.edu
    Resource Center - 203 Stabley Library
    Tuesday 5:00–8:00 p.m.

    Kendall Jones
    pjmw@iup.edu
    Resource Center - 203 Stabley Library
    Wednesday 5:00–8:00 p.m.

    Nyasha Shannon-Hatchett
    vzzx@iup.edu
    Resource Center - 203 Stabley Library
    Wednesday 5:00–8:00 p.m.

    Chaelon Swaney
    sdyw@iup.edu
    Resource Center - 203 Stabley Library
    Monday 5:00–8:00 p.m.

    Melissa Szmurlo
    vtmw@iup.edu
    Resource Center - 203 Stabley Library
    Sunday 5:00–8:00 p.m.

    Jada Tucker
    dqvx@iup.edu
    Resource Center - 203 Stabley Library
    Tuesday 5:00–8:00 p.m.