H&SS First Year Experience Peer Mentors

Peer mentors: Arielle Garcia, Midori Nakata, and Michael Gandara

Fall 2018 HSS FYE Peer Mentors: front row – Nancy Villalvazo, Xyvil Dapal, Lenise Gomez, Summer Young.  Back row – Nathan Schuch and Daniela Juarez Valencia.

HSS Peer Mentor Overview

Peer Mentors serve in one section of a 3-unit Humanities 100 credit/no credit course where they act as a resource, support system, and role model to about 25 first-time HSS freshmen. Through interactive workshops related to campus resources and one-on-one meetings with students, HSS FYE Peer Mentors support students with both in and out of the classroom experiences for the entire fall 2019 semester.


Application available: Monday, March 4, 2019

Deadline: Friday, March 15 by 4pm

Pay Rate: $15.00 per hour/ 10 hours per week

Position Time Commitment: August 12, 2019 – December 13, 2019



  • Collaborate on a Humanities 100 team with an HSS faculty member
  • Ability to make a positive impact on first-year students as they transition to college
  • Enhance public speaking, coaching, facilitation, planning, and leadership skills



  • H&SS major
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher
  • Junior or Senior class standing
  • Knowledge of HSS and campus resources


Mandatory Meetings:

  • Friday, May 3, 2019 from 2:00-3:00pm: Overview of Peer Mentor Position
  • August 12-16, 2019 from 9am-4pm: Participate in Peer Mentor Summer Training


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Attend and actively participate in all Humanities 100 meeting times
  • Meet regularly with the Humanities 100 instructor
  • Schedule and meet one-on-one with each HSS student in your assigned Humanities 100 section
  • Participate and encourage students to attend HSS programs and events
  • Work cooperatively with other HSS Peer Mentors and the Student Success Team
  • Other duties as assigned



Application Process

  1. Complete the online Peer Mentor Application ONLINE
  2. Submit a current resume to hssghsuccessteam@fullerton.edu
  3. Submit an HSS Peer Mentor Reference Form PDF FileOpens in new window : please have a CSUF faculty or staff member complete the form digitally by emailing the completed form to hssghsuccessteam@fullerton.edu or drop off the form in-person at GH-211B (formerly UH).


A complete application includes online application, resume, and reference form. It is the applicants responsibility to ensure all required documents are submitted by the deadline date and time. Please contact hssghsuccessteam@fullerton.edu or 657-278-2647 should you have any questions or concerns.