Mentorship Program

SSS peer mentors

Have you ever wished you had an older brother or sister here at Binghamton who could show you the ropes and help you out from time to time? SSS peer mentors can help! Available to all incoming students throughout the fall semester, SSS peer mentors are fellow SSS students, who are navigating campus with some of the same challenges you may face:

  • Creating and building friendships
  • Getting a job or an internship
  • Connecting with the local community through volunteering
  • Joining clubs and organizations
  • Learning how to navigate Degree Works and register for courses
  • Discovering the best places to live and eat (on- and off-campus)

New SSS students can request to be matched with a SSS peer mentor through a survey sent out to eligible students in the fall.

Returning students who are interested in becoming a SSS peer mentor can learn more.

SSS peer mentor walk-in hours

SSS peer mentors' (SPMs) primary focus is to help increase student engagement through outreach efforts, one-on-one and group mentoring, and hosting social events to foster community. They can also answer general questions! 

Fall 2024 walk-in peer mentoring

Walk-in peer mentoring hours offer a more casual mentoring option. Connect with these peer mentors (you'll know them by their nifty peer mentoring nametags) in the SSS office suite (UU 257).

Monday through Thursday 2–6 p.m.
Peer mentors...

  • serve as a sounding board for decision-making
  • talk through immediate personal issues or concerns
  • help you make an appointment with your academic counselor
  • make referrals to various campus resources
  • help you navigate Degree Works & register for courses
  • are an extra source of support
  • can answer your questions