Peer Mentors are some of Longwood's best examples of citizen leadership.

Peer Mentors

As our programs continue to grow, the Office of Student Success and the First Year Experience Team seek current students who can reveal their true potential as leaders on Longwood’s campus.


  • 12 Longwood credits hours by the end of the Fall 2018 semester
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA 
  • A desire to assist with the transition of the incoming class.

Peer Mentor Interest Meetings

Interested in helping incoming students and becoming one of Longwood's most recognized leaders on campus?

Attend an interest meeting to learn more about the Peer Mentor Program. Peer Mentor interest meetings are open to all students.

  • Monday, January 28,  5-6 p.m. - Wilson Chamber (Upchurch 300) 
  • Saturday, February 2, 2-3 p.m. - Wilson Chamber (Upchurch 300)

Do you know someone who would make a great Peer Mentor? Recommend them! We'll invite them to attend an interest meeting. 

Apply to Be a Peer Mentor

Application Process

This is a two-step process. 

1.) Complete an Application.

2.) Complete the Peer Mentor Rubric (googledoc)



If you're a Returning Mentor, please request an application via email or stop by the Office of Student Success in Brock Hall 202.

Are you applying for the first time? Complete: New Peer Mentor Application 2019 (pdf).

Peer Mentor Rubric (New Peer Mentors)

Please complete the Peer Mentor Application Rubric (googledoc). 

Application Submissions 

Email your completed application to or drop it off in Brock Hall 202.

We're Mentors and So Much More!

Here are some of the experiences Peer Mentors make happen for new Lancers:


Peer Mentors are the primary student staff who help run Orientation sessions.

As a Peer Mentor you'll: 

  • Prepare for the arrival of students and parents
  • Work the check-in process
  • Provide information about resources available at Longwood
  • Help students navigate the course registration process
  • Get incoming students excited about becoming a Lancer

1839 Experience

In 1839, incoming students get to know their Peer mentor, as well as fellow Lancers, in their First Year Community group while learning tips and tricks to prepare for college in an interactive and relatable online environment.

New Lancer Days...

Are the best four days of the best four years of every Lancer's life! As a Peer Mentor, you'll be assigned to your First Year Community through the New Lancer Days program. The New Lancer Days program is where new students learn how to navigate resources on campus, get ready for the start of classes and most importantly: HAVE FUN!

Fall Semester

Peer Mentors are partnered with a Student Success Coach, a Longwood faculty or staff member trained to assist students with the transition to college, for the Fall semester. Peer Mentors and Coaches work together to plan activities for their coaching groups and disseminate important information to their students, such as information to prepare for spring registration.