Inclusive Excellence Peer Mentoring (IEPM) is a great way to enhance your student success experience at College of DuPage. Our program matches first-year or first-time College of DuPage students with continuing students (20 credits or more) to help:
- Achieve academic excellence and belonging at College of DuPage.
- Encourage students to embrace college life, while recognizing the importance of overcoming various demands to successfully pursue their goals.
- Develop a student’s path of success and increase their knowledge about the resources at COD and in the professional environment.
Each year the program seeks interested students who wish to be mentors and/or first time students who may benefit from this initiative as a mentee.
The program provides training, workshops, guest speakers and an interactive support network that provides for an engaging and enjoyable experience. Mentors (up to 40) and mentees assignments are limited to a first come basis each year and trained mentors who participate will receive a stipend award.
The Mentoring Premise
An intentional relationship that engages an experienced individual to help the growth, development and success of another.
A person who provides academic, professional and personal support.
Why become a mentor?
- Improve your leadership skills
- Build your professional resume
- Enhance the quality of life for someone else
A person who benefits from the insight, guidance and support of a Mentor.
Why become a mentee?
- Establish an accountability partner
- Receive peer support
- Get peer insight for academic success
- Share your ideas and goals
- Learn from someone who has “been there before”
- Develop social skills (motivation and positive attitude)
Complete the mentor/mentee program application form.
For more information, contact:
David Swope Sr., Student Diversity and Inclusion