As an outgrowth of the GROW Into Your Future initiative, commissioned by the Board of Trustees and under leadership of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice President for Academic Affairs, a cross-campus working group focused on enhancing advising and mentoring at DelVal. An outcome of this working group is an institutional wide peer mentoring program for first-year students embedded within the DelVal Experience course.

Through the First-Year Peer Mentor Program, mentors will support first-year student as they navigate their first year at DelVal. Mentors will be integrated into a section of DelVal Experience. Mentors will provide mentees with academic, social, and personal encouragement under guidance of a DelVal Experience Instructor. Assisting mentees with college transition challenges and resource referral, mentors will be responsible for a small group of student mentees within each course section. Mentors will also communicate outside of class and attend campus events and activities with mentees.

Students: You can apply for this opportunity at  

Campus Community: If you have a student to recommend please email the student's name to The Working Group will reach out to all recommended students to encourage them to apply.  

An additional outcome of the working group is DelVal Experience I course sections organized by Academic School. This allows for additional academic, social, and personal support geared towards the first-year student's academic focus.

Please email if you have questions about the program.