Peer Mentoring

The 2016-2017 Peer Mentor Program is accepting intakes, please book an appointment online HERE.
Appointments are available in the ”Mentee Intake” Schedule.


A peer mentor helps a student.

The Queen’s Peer Mentor Program is a volunteer program delivered by Student Academic Success Services. The program is designed to match-upper year peer mentors with other Queen’s students who are experiencing learning challenges or a mental health issue. The goal of the program is to help students develop the skills they will need to be successful at university. Mentors form meaningful relationships with their mentees to provide support and model university survival skills and mental health coping strategies. The program aims to build confidence, encourage healthy lifestyles and contribute to a satisfying university experience.

Students meet with the Coordinator for an intake appointment and are carefully matched with a Peer Mentor for support and coaching. Peer Mentors are given extensive training in forming mentoring relationships, understanding mental health-related issues, conducting Healthy Lifestyle assessments, and developing effective coping and problem-solving strategies.

Join the Peer Mentoring team!


Program Details

  • Requests for a Peer Mentor are accepted from late September until late February.
  • Students may hear about the program from residence dons, counsellors, Student Accessibility Services staff, or a faculty/staff member.
  • You and your mentor will set mutually convenient regular meetings, often in the Learning Commons in Stauffer Library.
  • You may meet weekly for up to one hour.
  • There is no cost to participate.


How to request a Peer Mentor

Applying for a mentor is easy! Just email with your name, student ID, email, phone number and program of study.

The Coordinator will email you to set up a brief information meeting in order to decide if the Peer Mentor Program is right for you.

When you join the program, you will be matched with a mentor. This process may take a few weeks, depending on availability.


How can a Peer Mentor help me?

A mentor can assist with some, or all, of the following:

  • Adjusting to university life and academics
  • Getting involved on campus
  • University survival skills
  • Problem-solving and goal-setting
  • Time management skills
  • Reading and note-making skills
  • Exam preparation skills
  • Managing exam anxiety
  • Seeing the “Big Picture”
  • Focus and concentration
  • Increasing motivation
  • Decreasing procrastination
  • Stress management tips
  • Healthy lifestyle assessment
  • Accessing campus resources
  • And more!


Contact us


Questions about the program? Interested in applying to be matched with a Mentor?

Email Cassandra de Bartok, Mentor Program Coordinator, at

Faculty and Staff

Questions about the program? Interested in receiving brochures for your program or having the Coordinator speak to your group?

Email Cassandra de Bartok, Mentor Program Coordinator


Mentor Resources – coming soon!