The "Access US" Peer Mentorship Program provides academic and social support to students registered with Accessibility Services.
By joining the program, whether as a mentor or a mentee, you can help create a safe and comfortable community where you and your peers can navigate disability-related barriers, get support and encouragement, and find various academic and social opportunities.
Join "Access US" Peer Mentorship Program to become part of a supportive community that includes:
- Being mentored by an upper-year student (3rd and 4th year or graduate)
- Weekly drop-in sessions (location and details TBD)
- Monthly social events (e.g. visiting the AGO, ROM, movie nights, game nights, etc.)
- Academic workshops led by a Learning Strategist or other professionals (e.g. time management, exam preparation, effective note-taking, etc.)
- Leadership, Professional & Career Development Opportunities
The group meets weekly, on Wednesdays 2 - 4 p.m. in the Baldwin Room at CIE (MAP).
(The program re-launches January 18th, 2017).
The Peer Mentors will be holding drop-in hours daily at Accessibility Services, for students to ask quick and brief questions regarding navigating the University!
Drop-in hours are open to all students. You can access drop-in hours even if you are not enrolled in the Access Us program.
You can meet with a mentor at Accessibility Services every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2-4 p.m.
On Wednesdays, we host weekly programming 2-4 p.m. at the CIE Baldwin Room.
Daily Drop-Ins run January 16th-April 7th.
Join the Access US program
Students at any level who are registered with Accessibility Services, are able to be connected with a peer mentor!
To join the program, please fill out the Mentor Request Form.
Apply to be a mentor
We will accept applications February 10 - March 19 for the 2017-2018 academic year.
As a mentor, your job is to support students registered with Accessibility Services in the following areas:
- Assistance with navigating the University (resources, programs and services, student life, etc.)
- Academic coaching (time management strategies, study tips and techniques, etc.)
- Social support and community building
The Access Us program is recruiting for both senior and peer mentors. Mentor contracts are August 2017 - April 2018.
Ready to apply?
Please visit the Career Learning Network (CLN) and search the Volunteer Job Board for a posting titled: "91336, Peer Mentor - Access Us"