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Peer Mentoring

Two students bonding

First year students are matched with senior students who will provide guidance throughout your first year and assist with the cultural transition to university life.

Become a Mentee

All Ryerson full-time first-year students are eligible Mentees, and can apply to be paired with a Mentor. 

  • Get paired up with an upper year student in your program or faculty.
  • Learn everything you need to know to succeed in your first year at Ryerson.
  • All direct entry and certificate students are eligible mentees.
  • Attend/View the Mentee Orientation online. 
  • Attend Check-ins 1x semester to connect with your Lead Mentor.
  • Minimum of 2 interactions with your mentor each month.
  • Complete all TMP Monthly Engagement Reports.

Become a Mentor

All Ryerson full-time 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students can join the program as Mentors.

  • Provide guidance and support to other students including those transitioning into the Ryerson community.
  • Advance your leadership, networking and professional development skills.
  • Receive a Mentor Certificate to add to your portfolio and work related references.
  • All upper year, graduate, & certificate students are eligible mentors.
  • Complete mandatory training before you are matched.
  • Complete the Mentor Pathways.
  • Meet with your Mentee for a Maximum of 2 hours per month from the time you are matched till April of each academic year 
  • Attending Check-ins 1x semester to connect with your Lead Mentor.
  • Minimum of 2 interactions with your mentee each month.
  • Complete all TMP Monthly Engagement Reports.


What are Interactions?

  • Any interaction with any program participant must  be initiated through the portal** 
  • Definition for mentees: communication between 2 people where a need is identified and then solutions or suggestions are provided by a mentor
  • Definition for mentors: an inquiry about the state of a menteeā€™s wellbeing 
  • Examples of interactions: 
  • Online communication through portal (preferred method), social media, text messaging, video call
  • In person (on campus or off campus)