New Student Mentor Program

What is the New Student Mentor Program?

The New Student Mentor Program is a First-Year Experience program focused on easing the transition of incoming freshmen EOP students to SJSU. Participants are empowered through meticulously designed weekly meetings with trained peer mentors who provide motivation, accountability and a process for engagement with campus.

We will pair you with an experienced, high-achieving EOP student mentor for a full year. Your peer mentor will serve as a guide, a friend, and source of support and motivation throughout the year. Peer mentors are students who successfully transitioned into SJSU themselves. They will be able to teach you about the campus, university life, and how to attain your goal of a university degree.

Transfer students, please visit our Transfer Connect page


In this program, you will be expected to:

  • Attend meetings every week for one hour with a trained peer mentor
  • Participate in monthly meetings designed to build the essential skills you need for college and your career


If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Jesus Jimenez, Transition Support Programs Coordinator, at:


How it Works

Before the beginning of the school year, incoming freshmen with a GPA of 3.3 or below from their previous institution get paired with a mentor. Students with GPAs higher than a 3.3 can opt into the program as well. Once the school year starts, students will meet with their mentors on a regular basis and attend social and educational events throughout the semester. 

Note: Students placed into the program must attend all required meetings and events to avoid being placed on EOP probation.