Become a Rising Knight Peer Mentor

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How to become a Rising Knight Peer Mentor

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Rising Knight Peer Mentors are experienced upperclassmen who develop meaningful relationships with their mentees. Peer Mentors attend bi-weekly trainings to develop strategies to alleviate initial isolation, increase student involvement, and providing mentees with encouragement to strive for success. Peer Mentors assist with the successful transition of their mentees into the University by communicating with them throughout the year, identifying personal challenges, and referring student issues to SOAR staff for timely intervention.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Full time student with a 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • NJCU Rising Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors
  • In good standing with the University
  • Knowledgeable of campus resources
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Benefits of Being a Mentor:

  • Become a nationally certified peer mentor!
  • Receive competitive hourly rate with flexible scheduling! 
  • Gain experience to enhance your resume!
  • Learn valuable student engagement strategies!
  • Network with faculty, staff, and students!

Mentor Responsibilities:

  • Assessing the needs of student mentees and providing support and encouragement
  • Serving as a guide to cultural, social, and personal concerns/challenges
  • Set-up meet-and-greet with students
  • Stay in contact with students throughout the academic year
  • Attend mandatory trainings and bi-weekly meetings
  • Attend all Rising Knight events

Students interested in applying, are required to complete and submit the following:


The 2021-2022 Rising Knight Mentor Application will be available in Spring 2021.
Application Deadline: June 1, 2021


Interested applicants should also submit two references to If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Rising Knight Peer Mentoring Program, please contact Ms. Francis Laing, at

How to Contact Us

SOAR is open and operating virtually! Staff are happy and looking forward to assisting you!
Staff Available:
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Phone: 201-503-4922
Text: 201-484-5029
Virtual Meetings Are Available Via: Zoom & FaceTime!