Graduate Peer Mentoring Program

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About the Graduate Peer Mentor Program

Colorado State University’s Graduate Peer Mentoring Program (GPMP) recognizes the importance of peer-to-peer connections in academic success. This informal mentoring program will help you grow your strengths and build a supportive community.

  • Share experiences, insights, and resources. 
  • Connect with someone who understands the challenges of being in graduate school today.  
  • Build a strong network to support your academic and personal growth.
The Graduate Peer Mentoring Program is offered through the Graduate Center for Inclusive Mentoring. Learn about other ways the Graduate School supports mentorship. 
Graduate Peer Mentoring Program

Get involved with the Graduate Peer Mentoring Program

Getting involved is easy! Apply to be a mentor or mentee in the Spring. We’ll match you based on application preferences, such as field of study, degree compatibility, and identities. All application information is confidential. 

The program is available to all graduate students currently enrolled in coursework for a degree.

When to apply for the Graduate Peer Mentoring Program: 

Applications open and close in the Spring Semester.

Applications have closed for the 2024-25 academic year, however, if you would like to be involved in the program, please contact and express your interest in GPMP.
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Mentor and Mentee Roles, Responsibilities, and Eligibility: 

The roles of “mentor” and “mentee” are not a reflection of student ability, skills, and/or potential. Roles are primarily assigned for training and tracking purposes. The program’s main goal is to provide graduate students with a peer-to-peer connection.

Important information about becoming a peer mentor or mentee, including the benefits and responsibilities of each role, can be found here.

GPMP events:

Events are announced via email and Teams and include:

  • Fall kick-off event: All participants are highly encouraged to attend this event on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2024, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
  • Meet-ups once a semester, to be scheduled by peers
  • Spring semester social activity
  • Mentors only – mentors are required to attend one orientation session the week of August 12, 2024. Food will be provided.


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