Peer2Peer Mentor Collective

The Peer2Peer Mentor Collective program enhances the student mentee experience by linking them one-on-one with an upper-division peer mentor. Student mentees are paired with someone invested in their success — a person ready to listen, inspire, help navigate challenges and recognize opportunities.

Student mentees will learn what to expect in school, how to approach challenges, gain career advice and valuable insights, while mentors will build their networks and develop skills to become better professionals and leaders.

How it works

Students will be matched with a peer mentor based on common interests, background, academics and professional aspirations. To get started, students and mentors register and complete an online survey to assess personality and experience.

Eligible mentees and mentors will receive an email inviting them to participate, so stay tuned and read your SFSU emails.

What do mentors and mentees discuss?

  • How will my major impact my professional options?
  • How do I balance the demands of school, responsibilities and socializing?
  • How can I set myself up for academic, social, and career success?
  • How do I make connections with peers and professional contacts?



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Mentees: See how your mentor can support you along your journey


Peer2Peer History

In Fall 2019, the College of Health & Social Sciences at SF State launched a peer mentoring program called Peer2Peer Mentor Collective. The program was established to provide peer mentoring to first-time freshmen by matching them with an upper-division student from the College of Health & Social Sciences. To date, Peer2Peer is serving 478 first-time freshman mentees and has 207 upper-division mentors. Together, more than 6,700 text messages have been exchanged between mentees and mentors. Many conversations and deep connections have resulted.

We, as a college, look forward to offering Peer2Peer during the 2020-2021 academic year. Programming opportunities & workshops will be offered during Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 for both mentees and mentors, so stay tuned for fun activities that connect you to our campus community!

For additional information about Peer2Peer, contact:

Susanna Jones, Ph.D., MSW
Professor & Assistant Dean for Student Success
College of Health & Social Sciences