Peer mentors are integral to the First-Year Experience. Peer mentors serve as models for first-year students, as they engage in creative, intellectual inquiry. Mentors' experience as more advanced students, selected both for their academic achievement and their ability to steer their students to effective engagement, makes them a powerful mechanism for enhancing the education of new Skidmore students.
Peer mentors bridge the space between the classroom and the residence hall. They serve as academic and social role models and they support the transition to college by encouraging new students to integrate into the larger community of scholars through the promotion of academic and co-curricular opportunities. Peer mentors act as liaisons between Scribner Seminar faculty instructors and administrative staff. Peer mentors may be sophomores, juniors, or seniors, and they may live in the residence halls, elsewhere on campus, or in downtown Saratoga Springs. Wherever they reside, they will make themselves available to new students regularly throughout the semester.