SCI 1001 Peer Mentors


Application Extended Deadline: June 3, 2022

Apply to be a Peer Mentor

Peer Mentor Job Description

SCI 1001: First Year Seminar Goals

Students participating in SCI 1001: First Year Seminar will:

  • Identify and practice academic, social, and personal “survival skills” essential to success in college;
  • Describe what it means to be a scientist or mathematician;
  • Communicate effectively in speaking, listening, and writing;
  • Apply critical thinking, research ethics, and academic integrity concepts to academic work.

Peer Mentor Duties, Responsibilities, and Expectations

Peer mentors will provide support to SCI 1001 Faculty by:

  • Creating and implementing classroom activities that promote engagement in the science and math academics, communities, and careers;
  • Encouraging the importance of involvement in scientific community and on campus;
  • Interacting with students inside and outside the classroom;
  • Motivating students to engage in positive academic behaviors;
  • Modeling positive student behavior; and
  • Referring students to campus resources.

Peer mentors are expected to:

  • Attend all scheduled trainings and activities;
  • Maintain regular communication with SCI 1001: First Year Seminar instructor;
  • Maintain regular communication with SCI 1001: First Year Seminar cohort students;
  • Attend all course meetings;
  • Complete the peer mentor post-survey; and
  • Complete other assignments as requested by the SCI 1001 Instructor or Course Coordinator.


  • An academic major within the College of Science (Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Microbiology, or Physics)
  • Completion of at least 2 semesters at LSU by start of fall 2022.
  • 3.0 Cumulative/2.5 Semester GPA or better.
  • Be in good standing with the University.


  • New Mentors $9.25/hr, average 5 hours per week
  • Returning Mentors $10/hr, average 5 hours per week

Further Information:

Dr. Zakiya S Wilson‐Kennedy, 124 Hatcher Hall, (225) 578‐4906,
Valerie Stampley,